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Place of Publication: Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas
Publication Date: November 15, 2009
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NOVEMBER 15th, 2009

Boat thefts concern marina operators

Marine tourism is main agenda of Marina Operators of The Bahamas
-. _By Navardo Saunders
S"Marina operators slammed the police
for their handling of boat thefts in the
1 country during a meeting at Abaco Beach
Resort where they discussed the goals and
objectives of the newly formed Marina
Operators of The Bahamas.
President of the Marina Operators of
.n .The Bahamas, John Bethell, said that the
no. police have done a lousy job in helping
C3_--=n people recover their stolen boats. "Their
-"(police) response time is awful," he said.
"And when they do arrive on the scene,
SI they don't seem to act with a sense of ur-
agency. I have no confidence in the police.
I have no confidence in Tommy Turnquest
(Minister of National Security). I hope
he's replaced by Branville McCartney
(Minister of State for Immigration) when-
7 ever the Prime Minister decides to shuffle
'. 'his Cabinet."
.- ZMr. Bethell's comments come on the
heels of a surge in boat thefts in the coun-
The newly formed Marina Operators of The Bahamas is an organization focused on the issues and problems related to the marine try. Here on Abaco at least six boats have
industry. It held its first regular meeting on Abaco because Abaco has a large number of marinas. The meeting was held on November been stolen just in the last six weeks. Ac-
6 at Abaco Beach Resort and was chaired by John Bethellfrom Nassau. Members of the organization came from Nassau and Grand cording to reports, the number could be

Bahama joining members from Abaco to discuss common problems and develop its agenda. The group will be working with govent-
ment on marine issues and will encourage government to enact legislation to encourage marine tourism.

Please see Marinas Page 2

Illegal construction is torn

down by government

The Marsh Harbour Town Committee and the Ministry of Works jointly demolished a
house in the Mud on November 4. S/, ,'i here is Committee Chairman Roscoe Thomp-
son III, left, with a helper. John Schaeffer issued a stop work order and an order that
the building be torn down as the owner did not have any permissions or approvals. Mr.
Thompson is expecting that the program to tear down new unauthorized construction
will continue as part of the effort to keep the community from expanding. A national
effort is underway to slow the tide of illegal immigrants into the country as well as to
process work permit applications more cffii,. ici1 See story on page 5.

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Party shows appreciation

for Treasure Cay employees

Miss Dynamite Daisy was the entertainer at a party on November 4 at Coco Beach Bar
in Treasure Cay. The occasion was a party held to thank the managers of Treasure
Cay Resort who have done outstanding work. The group was appreciative that the
party was still held even though the economy has been so poor for the year.

By Navardo Saunders
Managers at Treasure Cay Resort were
shown appreciation for their "hard work
and dedicated service" at an End of Sea-
son Manager's Party at Coco Beach Bar
in Treasure Cay on November 4. The at-
mosphere was charged with excitement,
as the managers along with their families
and friends enjoyed an evening of fine
entertainment and mouth-watering food.
Terez Davis better known as Ms.
Daisy, the popular Bahamian comedian
known for her colourful and outland-
ish wardrobe and make-up and slurred
speech, put on a hilarious performance
which caused many to laugh out loud.
Even guests of the resort who were in-
vited to the party seemed to thoroughly

enjoy her performance, as many of them
could be seen wiping tears produced
from excessive laughter.
Ms. Daisy's performance, although
hilarious, ended the way they always do
with a serious message for her audience.
The message to the managers: If they
want their subordinates to be productive,
they must treat them with mutual respect
and show compassion when necessary.
Patrick Fetsch, general manager of
Treasure Cay Resort, said the party is
a token of appreciation for the manag-
ers who "performed well during the sea-
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Marina operators form association

Marinas From Page 1
much higher.
It's a situation that marina operators
and boat owners are very upset about for
a number of reasons. Marina operators in
particular fear that The Bahamas is gaining
a reputation as a hotspot for stolen boats.
If this holds true, it will deter boaters from
coming into the country, which would
have a devastating impact on the economy.
Hundreds of Bahamians, they say, will
lose jobs and tourist number would decline
drastically, as a large number of visitors
are boaters.
Meanwhile, the marina operators ex-
pressed concerns about the light penalties
for persons convicted of boat theft. They
pointed out that some persons spend as
little as four weeks in jail. Even in cases

when the offender has been previously
convicted of the same crime, they say that
the penalty usually ranges from only six
months to a year.
Frank Comito, Executive Vice Presi-
dent of the Bahamas Hotel Association,
said boaters and marina operators must
come together and put pressure on the
government to put stiffer penalties in
place for boat thieves, including lengthier
prison sentences and bigger fines. "The
current punishments are a slap on the
wrist for boat thieves and a slap in the
face for boat owners and marina opera-
tors," said Comito, who told the group he
has spoken to the Minister of National Se-
curity and Police Commissioner Reginald
Ferguson about the concerns of boat own-
ers in relation to the way police handle

The marina operators said that some in-
surance companies are refusing to insure
some boats, such as those around 30 to
40 feet with two or three Yamaha engines
because of the high probability that their
boats will be stolen and damaged.
Bob Kramm, general manager of Ab-
aco Beach Hotel, is concerned that the
surge in boat theft and the high cost of
airlift to the island will make it less at-
tractive to visitors. "Right now Abaco is
a perferred destination," he said. "But
when you look at what's going on with
crime and the high cost of airlift, it could
be devastating. Those two issues need to
be addressed now."
After hearing all the concerns, Mr.
Comito deemed the surge in boat theft an
emergency situation and called for the es-
tablishment of a task force to address the
concerns. He said the task force would
submit a report to the government outlin-
ing the concerns in hopes that the govern-
ment would address them.
Mr. Bethell said the Marina Operators
of The Bahamas was established to address
concerns such as boat theft. "A united
voice is always better than one voice," he

said. "When we unite, it makes those who
have the power to make changes really lis-
ten and do something." He said that the
organization will represent the needs and
interests of marinas and marine-related
businesses. The organization lobbied the
government for the elimination of customs
duties on marine parts and won. As of July
1, 2009, he said all marine parts for boats
of visitors are duty free.
Mr. Bethell continued saying that the
organization is also lobbying the govern-
ment to reassess the $300 entry fee for
boaters, exploring avenues to enhance
and streamline the entry experience for
boaters by combining the customs and im-
migration functions and addressing secu-
rity concerns. "We are also establishing
a national strategic plan for the marine
industry," he said. "It will include what
we want to accomplish now and where we
want to go."
Mr. Bethell told the group the kinds of
memberships available and said he hoped
that all marina operators in the country
would become a part of the organization
whose objective is to enhance the industry
for all stakeholders.

The newly organized Marina Operators of The Bahamas has already convinced gov-
ernment to eliminate the duty on engine parts for visiting boaters. It is hoping to make
changes to the entry fees and make it more attractive for boaters to come. This is very
important to the Abaco economy as the boating visitors add greatly to our economy.
S/,' m are John Bethell, Chairman of the Marina Operators of The Bahamas, and Frank
Comito, Executive Vice President of the Bahamas Hotel Association

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Immigrant communities will be monitored

Demolition From Page 1
By Canishka Alexander
According to Roscoe Thompson, chair-
man of the Marsh Harbour Town Commit-
tee, some persons in the community alerted
him that a house was being built in The
Mud. He asked John Schaefer, area engi-
neer from the Ministry of Works, to take
a look. When they arrived, there it was:
a house under construction with no permit
and no numbers.
Mr. Thompson said that under the guid-
ance of the Marsh Harbour Town Commit-
tee and Ministry of Works, they decided to
knock the house down. "They know that
they're not supposed to be building any

houses in this area from a couple of years
ago when the big fires started. I'd like to
thank John Schaefer for coming down here
to survey the problem, issue a stop work
order on it and order it to be torn down,"
he said. He was told that the man who had
owned the green house located in front of
the illegal construction had sold it to start
building there.
"It just bothers me because I know it's a
different culture, but we have laws in this
country. I think if it's good for one, then
it's good for all. And if you're Japanese,
Haitian, Bahamian, European you know
you have to follow the laws of The Baha-
mas. As you can see, it hasn't been done.
"You know, hopefully, with the Minis-

try of Works in the next couple of weeks
we'll be going around to see which houses
are numbered and which houses are not
numbered and have been constructed re-
cently. We will be able to vacate the hous-
es, give them three days to find a place,
and the house will be knocked down. It's
getting out of hand. It's good for the com-
munity to come forward and let us know
that people are building houses illegally
here," Mr. Thompson said, gratefully. He
added that without the community's help,
he and Mr. Schaefer would not have been
there that day.
Surprisingly, the house being built was

not even being built by one of the persons
who lost their home recently. In fact, he
said the house was being built where a
house was previously situated last year
when a fire broke out and a baby died.
"That was where the house was," he
said, pointing to the structure. "He sold
that [green house] and thought he could
build here. It's not right, and we're not
going to tolerate it. It's against the law.
It's not fair to other people in this area.
Once again thanks to the Ministry of
Works for coming so promptly; it was
good to see the Ministry of Works at
work in The Mud."

$1 million spent

repatriating illegal migrants

This is the debris from the demolition of a vacant house in the Mud that had i c.ruly
been built illegally. The government is hoping to bring more order to the illegal com-
munities throughout The Bahamas. Abaco has a high proportion of these communities
for its population because it has enjoyed a good economy in past years that has given
immigrants many job opportunities.

Provided by BIS
The Immigration Department has spent
$1 million repatriating illegal immigrants
so far this year, Minister of State for Im-
migration, the Hon. Branville McCartney.
revealed. More than 4,000 migrants have
been repatriated following their apprehen-
sion in The Bahamas this year.
"The cost is becoming too exorbitant in
terms of our limited financial resources.
In tough economic times the burden is
heavier. We no longer have the capacity
to assimilate the ever-increasing numbers
of illegal migrants," Mr. McCartney said.
The Department, however, "is pleased"
to facilitate migrants who will contribute
to the growth and expansion of the econo-
my, business opportunities and wealth for
Bahamians, he said.
The overwhelming majority of illegal
immigrants come from Haiti," he said.
"The Haitian people are our brothers and

sisters," said Mr McCartney. "Our des-
tinies have been linked by proximity, by
trade, by family and by friendship.
"But I would be remiss if I did not tell
you that we as a country cannot sustain
the current levels of illegal migrants from
Haiti and elsewhere. In tough economic
times their competition for services and
for jobs becomes even more unwelcome."
The national effort is to curtail illegal
migration, protect and strengthen national
identity, and also to protect migrants from
exploitation and death.
Other plans are to expedite the status of
long-term residents and the registration of
children born abroad to Bahamian wom-
en and their foreign spouses, he said. He
pledged to process work permit applica-
tions more efficiently for expatriate skilled
labor or technical expertise required by
the country.

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November 15, 2009 The Abaconian

The Abaconian November 15, 2009

Treasure Cay holds managers' retreat

By Navardo Saunders
Managers and supervisors at Treasure
Cay Resort participated in an managers'
retreat at the resort, aimed at enhancing
different areas of their lives. About 50 em-
ployees, including some line staff, were
among the participants.
Lavan McKenzie, human resources
manager at Treasure Cay Ltd, said in ad-
dition to professional development, the re-
treat focused on spiritual development and
motivation. "It started with a devotional,"
she said. "Then we went into professional
development and motivation."
Although employee retreats usually fo-
cus on professional development, it was
very important to focus on spiritual devel-
opment as well. "Many of our employees
have been going through difficult times -
the death of loved ones, financial troubles
- they are hurting in different areas. We
realize that in order for them to be ex-
cellent employees, we need to address the
crises in their lives. We found that the only
thing that has kept many of our employees
up when things in their lives go haywire is
their faith in God. So we added the spiritual
development to encourage them to keep the
Ms. McKenzie said the workplace has
to be more than a place of business in or-
der for employees to be great at their jobs.
"The workplace has to be more than per-
formance and paycheck. We have to cater
to the whole person because people come
to their jobs with a lot of issues, and we
have to address those issues. We should
care about the well being of our employees
because after a while they stop just being
employees but become like family."
She said that when employees are happy
and satisfied, it is reflected in their perfor-

Miss Dynamite Daisy is a popular entertainer who dresses outrageously and has a vast
repertoire of good clean jokes that she delivers with a flare. She brought much laughter
to the party held in appreciation of the managers for the good work they had done during
the past season.

mances. "In turn, our guests will get that
wow experience because the delivery of
service is not compromised for whatever
reason," she said.
Employees told The Abaconian that they
felt renewed and refreshed after the re-
treat. "It was exactly what the doctor or-
dered," said one employee. "It's so good
to know that I work for a company that
cares about my well-being. I'm a happy
employee today."
The retreat took place on November 4
followed by a party at the famous Coco
Beach Bar in the evening. Ms. McKenzie
said there is more on the way to enhance
the lives of employees including a free
money management seminar and healthy
lifestyles workshop.

Treasure Cay From Page 1

"Notwithstanding that we had less bod-
ies and less guests because of the downturn
in the economy, the managers and super-
visors never wavered," he said. "They
worked hard and they demonstrated that
they care about their jobs. So this is just
a token of our appreciation." He pointed
out that the resort is "not out of the woods
yet," as guest arrivals are still slow, but he
said it was important to take time to recog-
nize the managers for the outstanding job
they did during the season.
"Events like this one boosts morale and
builds camaraderie among staff," he said.
"When employees feel appreciated they
don't mind going the extra mile. And in
a atmosphere such as this workplace, re-

lationships are strengthened. If the team is
strong, it makes the guest experience that
much better."
Mr. Fetsch pointed out that because of
declines in the number of guests during the
season, the resort had to scale back on the
party this year, but he said it didn't matter
because the employees stepped up to the
plate and helped make the party a success.
Some of the food was donated by the em-
ployees," he said. "It was a potluck. We
are grateful they pitched in."
Party-goers feasted on succulent barbe-
cue ribs and chicken straight off the grill,
whole fish seasoned to perfection along
with well loved Bahamian dishes. There
was also an open bar with a fruit punch
mixture that was to die for.
Employees were given trivia questions,
such as when was the album Thriller by
the late Michael Jackson released, in order
to win prizes.
Many of the managers told The Abaco-
nian it would have been quite reasonable to
cancel the party because of the notable de-
cline in business. So they really appreciated
their bosses for doing something special for
them even in these tough economic times.

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The Editor Says.

As civilization grows and expands, there
is a constant need for increased energy and
water supplies. Water is the more impor-
tant of the two, but is less glamourous, and
the perception exists that there is plenty of
it. At least, many persons on Abaco be-
lieve this.
The suppliers of water and electricity
expand their facilities as their customers
demand more. Agencies complain about
the costs and hardships incurred in expand-
ing their systems and the increased cost
of fuel to make more electricity or supply
more water.
However, this is government's paradox
as they build bigger plants but then com-
plain loud about the additional fuel that is
required. But there are accepted methods,
systems and technologies that, if imple-
mented, would reduce BEC's fuel require-
ments with no reduction in the quality of
life for its consumers. Phasing in accepted
conservation methods would save govern-
ment and BEC many thousands of dollars
each year in fuel expenses and allow resi-
dential and commercial expansion to occur
with smaller demands on the utility sys-
There is no concerted effort in The Ba-
hamas to reduce the demands on either of
these two utility systems by accepted con-
servation methods. For example:* Con-
verting to solar water heaters would save
thousands of barrels of fuel now used to
heat our water. Government or BEC must
use its foreign exchange to buy the fuel to
heat our water.
Requiring low flow toilets and other
water conserving appliances would save
thousands of gallons of water annually.
Requiring compact flourescent bulbs
would save additional thousands of barrels
of fuel.
Restructuring the import duty on ve-
hicles to favor smaller and more fuel effi-
cient engines would lead to reduced quanti-
ties of fuel being imported.
These are just four of many conservation
schemes that would reduce our dependence
on imported fuel, yet they would not ma-
terially change our level of comfort. These

are all well proven conservat
Furthermore, encouraging
lined to produce their own po
panels or other methods and bc
any surplus to BEC would see o
est in residential production o
The method is called net mete
quire special electric meters k
the electricity either coming t
the house.
Changes to existing laws c
appropriate duty concessions o
could be implemented relative
see benefits from net meterin
water heaters.
There is no publicly sustain
either BEC or the Water an
Company to encourage consul
age with less. Neither is their
government effort to encourage
that conservation methods be
The attitude seems to be if we
build another plant.
Many utility companies a
ments now recognize the col
efits that accrue from small b
conservation measures. Many
panies have staff members d
assisting their customers in ii
conservation measures and tecd
timately, these benefit the util
by reducing the need for ex
imported fuel. Changing ligh
seem inconsequential. But
when thousands of consumers
power company can see the bt
fuel meter.
BEC does have a committee
energy issues and government

Energy by wha

ion methods a committee to formulate a national energy
policy. Hopefully, any recommendations
those so in- these two groups make will be implement-
wer by solar ed sooner rather than later.
e able to sell As this is written, a town meeting is be-
a great inter- ing held in Marsh Harbour on November
f electricity. 11 to present a first draft of a national en-
-ring and re- ergy policy and to get public input. We are
eep track of confident that Abaco people will have a lot
o or leaving to say. After this committee receives pub-
lic input and consolidates its findings, rec-
oupled with ommendations will be made to government
or incentives on establishing a national energy policy.
rely soon to It is a shame that this present concern
ig and solar about energy conservation could not have
come about several years ago. We are
led effort by confident that Abaco would have respond-
d Sewerage ed in a grand manner to energy conserva-
ners to man- tion initiatives. Several factors would have
e any broad come together nicely to put Abaco in the
e or demand forefront of energy conservation and pro-
employed. duction.
need more, Contributing items that would have put
Abaco in the forefront of energy conserva-
and govern- tion at that time would relate to:
lective ben- the agreed need for more energy pro-
)ut universal duction
utility com- the installation of a new landfill and
dedicated to the intended aggregation of all of Abaco's
implementing refuse to one central location with potential
mhnology. Ul- for recycling and energy production.
ity company the proliferation of resort and real es-
pansion and tate developments that could have been re-
t bulbs may quired to adapt energy saving methods or
collectively, co-generation schemes
do this, the Abaco's extensive base of second hom-
enefits on its eowners of which many would have joined
in various conservation or co-generation
looking into methods had they been encouraged. Fur-
has formed thermore, many of these homeowners have

t method

the knowledge and resources to implement
and install many of these energy saving
technologies. Installation of some of these
systems can be expensive even though they
are cost effective over time.
Besides reducing BEC's fuel costs and
government's saving of foreign exchange,
jobs are created as a result of implementing
conservation measures. Local workers are
needed for the installation and maintenance
of these technologies including installing
solar water heaters and alternate power
systems at the residential or commercial
level. Job creation and the sale of the vari-
ous technologies put money into local cir-
culation. Additional opportunities exists
for local manufacturing of some technolo-
gies, solar water heaters, for instance.
Hawaii, like The Bahamas, has no fossil
fuel resources and must import all of its
fuel. Ten years ago it embarked on a mas-
sive program to use solar and other natural
energy sources. As a result, the state saved
several billion dollars in fuel costs which
now go to local electricians, plumbers and
suppliers of the technology.
The energy meeting here on November
11 will not produce any immediate results,
but it is a small step in the right direction.
Similar meetings will be held on other is-
lands and a master plan will eventually be
drawn up and presented to the politicians.
If government moves on this issue as
fast as it has with the Batelco sale, it will
be a while before we see any meaningful
Change will eventually come as technol-
ogy always wins in the long run it can't
be held back.

_ettekfs to the &tor

A bad airline
Dear Friends,
Last Sunday, November 1st, I had a bad
experience with Yellow Air Taxi which I
think should be made public. My wife, my
cat and I were scheduled to fly from Trea-
sure Cay to Fort Lauderdale on Yellow Air
Taxi at 10:03 a.m. When we arrived at the
airport at 9:15 a.m., we were told by an-
other passenger that the flight was canceled
because of mechanical problems. A few
minutes later the Yellow Air agent told us
that the flight was canceled because there
were not enough passengers and that we
had not arrived at least 45 minutes before
departure and therefore Yellow Air would
not pay for tickets on another carrier.
Remember that Yellow Air Taxi had
not sent a plane from Florida to Treasure
Cay, yet they claim we were late for the
return flight. We were there ON TIME.
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paid departure taxes again for a total of
over $480.
Numerous efforts to reach Yellow Air
Taxi management for the last three days
have been fruitless. I have talked to their
agents and they tell me they cannot issue
a refund or rain check. Yellow Air Taxi
failed to live up to its end of the contract,
and yet it is I that pays the price.
I have been a property owner in Trea-
sure Cay for 11 years and love it here. I
will come back to Abaco again and again.
But tourists and first time visitors that
have an experience with an airline similar
to mine might not ever return. That's a
price Abaconians should not have to pay.
Mary and Jerry Freisinger
and Olive, the cat
Wants the EIA
to be made public
Dear Minister Neymour,
Friends of the Environment would like
to request that the Environmental Impact
Assessment for the Wilson City Power
Plant be made public on the BEST Com-
mission website. FRIENDS has made two
previous requests regarding this matter
to several government departments. This
third request letter is in direct response to
a Nassau Guardian article quoting Prime
Minister Hubert Ingraham on October
29. Prime Minister Ingraham is quoted as
saying in Parliament, "The (Environmen-
tal Impact Assessment plan) should have
been public. It should have been on the
web and the public should have been able
to comment upon it. All things which the
government does in terms of construction,
etcetera, the public has a right to know,
to ask and to comment upon and to cri-
tique. And the extent to which we have

not lived up to that I offer my regret, Mr.
Speaker." To that end, FRIENDS is ask-
ing that you review our previous requests
to make the EIA publicly available as soon
as possible.
On August 13th, 2009, prior to the pub-
lic meeting a request was sent to the BEST
Commission stating:
FRIENDS has serious environmental
concerns with this location, including but
not limited to, its close proximity to the
Bight of Old Robinson and the Pelican
Cays Land and Sea Park. We have also
been approached by many members of the
community who are also concerned about
the possible environmental and health im-
plications of the project.
Consequently FRIENDS would like
to request that the Environmental Impact
Assessment and Environmental Manage-
ment Plan be made public on the BEST
website. We understand that because of
the size of the EIA and EMP documents it
is difficult to upload, but it is not logisti-
cally feasible for members of the Abaco
community to go to Nassau to review it.
By sharing this information we feel that it
will answer many of the questions that are
being raised.
Thank you in advance for your consid-
eration, and we truly appreciate being al-
lowed to participate in this decision as it
will certainly impact all of our lives here
on Abaco.
On October 1, following the public
meeting, another letter was sent to Prime
Minister Ingraham and to Minister Earl
Deveaux requesting the following:
* That the EIA be made public on the
BEST Commission's Website.
* To allow FRIENDS the opportunity to
review and provide input on the EMP

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From Page 8

* To allow FRIENDS the opportunity to
review the terms of reference on the Inde-
pendent Environmental Manager position
that was mentioned at the public meeting.
* To explore the option of public energy
* To have BEC's monitoring results regu-
larly posted for public review
* To have the emergency management
plan available for the public to view
FRIENDS feels that it is not too late to
have the EIA available for public review
and comment so that legitimate views and
concerns can be expressed and addressed,
including possible alternative sites. It is
not too late to create an opportunity for
this process to be undertaken properly.
Thank you in advance for your consider-
ation and we look forward to hearing from
James Richard, President
Kristin Williams, Executive Director
Appeal to the
Prime Minister
Dear Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham,
In addition to the serious protests of
both the site and the fuel of the proposed
BEC power plant, there are other prob-
lems as yet un-addressed, one of which is
Many solid arguments have been put
forth claiming that the proposed BEC
power plant will be a disaster because of
its location in a most sensitive ecological
area much visited by our invaluable tour-
ists, and the fact that Bunker C is a nasty
polluter long since condemned by pro-
gressive, eco-sensitive countries. I agree
with them all, but there is another fact to
consider that I have not seen mentioned
so far. DREDGING. Serious, big time,
destructive dredging.
My name is Dave Gale. I've been div-
ing the Sandy Cay Reef and the surround-
ing area including the Blue Holes for 55
years. I hold the second oldest Bahamian
Class A Master Mariners License in the
country second only to Sir Durwood
Knowles. I was instrumental in the cre-
ation of the Pelican Cays Land and Sea
Park and the Fowl Cays Park. I started
the first dive shop and boat rental busi-
ness in the Bahama Out Islands and was a
part of the second hotel accommodations
on Abaco and worked at the third and the
fourth. I created the Abaco division of
BASRA in 1962 and was its director for
over 40 years. While it is true I have not
made my living as a sea captain running
large freighters, I have cruised almost the
whole Bahamas in our 37- foot powerboat
and spent a lot of time in smaller boats.
No ship captain worth his salt would
consider putting his ship in jeopardy by
going into water dangerously shallow, es-
pecially in an area with a history of large
swells coming from the ocean. I refer to
Professor Steve Dodge's Cruising Guide
to Abaco, whose details and depths are
totally accurate and my own long associa-
tion with the area in question known as
Pelican Harbour.
North Bar Channel has 41 feet of water
just outside the bar, 18 feet on the bar and
28 feet inside the bar, a bottom configura-
tion which promotes a large swell even in
calm weather. The bar itself is within the
national park boundaries.
A vessel using this passage to enter
Abaco Sound from the ocean is instructed
to head directly for Sandy Cay Reef while
passing over the bar, but must make a 58
degree turn to the south (or north) within
three-tenths of a mile (five or six tanker
lengths!) "to avoid Sandy Cay Reef."

With a following swell, a vessel often re-
quires more space to complete a turn than
anticipated. Where a vessel must complete
a turn in a following sea before striking
a reef constitutes a potentially dangerous
situation. Ask any experienced captain
about that maneuver.
Shortly after the southerly turn the ves-
sel will be in 12 to 16 feet of water but
then quickly shoaling up to only nine feet
of water about where BEC's proposed
dock will be.
Let us find out more about the tanker
carrying this nasty Bunker C fuel how
long is she and especially how much water
does she draw? Has anyone spoken to the
tanker's captain about this shallow water
and the swells in the area even when there
is no Rage on? In a Rage the bar is im-
Serious dredging will have to be done
with the appropriate navigation aids -
poles or buoys. It is my opinion that
dredging in that sensitive area will be
absolutely mandatory and absolutely di-
sastrous to the reefs and beaches in the
Pelican Cays Land and Sea National Park,
no matter what precautions are taken, both
during the dredging operation, and after-
ward because of the changes in bottom
contours, surges and currents.
We have had a Shell dealership for
many years and at first the tanker was
small enough to come in close to our is-
land to discharge her diesel and gasoline
to our system. As the area developed the
tanker had to be replaced by a larger one
to fulfill our needs and the needs of the
other stations that opened.
That is just the same situation that I
foresee in the case of a BEC tanker in the
Pelican Cays National Park. If a tanker
can service this BEC proposed electric
plant at all and I doubt that she will be
able to do it safely without first dredging
- the tanker will soon be determined to
be too small for the job and then serious
dredging will certainly have to be done to
accommodate a larger tanker.
The Little Harbour Bar channel has
only 11 feet of water on the bar and there
is a much longer and shallower stretch of
water to be navigated before reaching the
proposed BEC dock site.
The dredging issue is just one of the
many valid reasons why BEC should not
be allowed to build their power plant in the
eco-sensitive area of Wilson City/Bight of
Old Robinson that they have chosen.
Please, Mr. Ingraham, put a stop to this
potential ecological and economic disas-
Dave Gale
The Blame Game
Dear Editor:
I was in Nassau just last weekend. We
arrived to a packed airport at the end
of October. There was even a junkanoo
drummer to greet us. It was nice to see.
Certainly a dramatic difference from our
Abaco airport.
Once outside we could see the construc-
tion of the new Nassau airport terminal.
We hit the road and drove along the wa-
terfront to Paradise Island. The road is
beautiful. Newly paved! At Arawak Island
the cranes were busy building a new port
facility. Downtown looked clean. Even
Parliament house had a new coat of paint
and new landscaping.
So, I thought, this is where all of Ab-
aco's revenue goes! I remember our very
own Abaco PM saying there would be no
new expenditures for public programs due
to the economy. Apparently he was refer-
ring to Abaco.
Well, this looks familiar. Abaco money
takes a one-way trip to Nassau never to be

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seen again.
I was under the impression that the pur-
pose of government was to collect revenue
to provide services and infrastructure. It's
clear they have no problem with that con-
cept in Nassau.
Of course, a big part of the problem is
we don't have government on Abaco. The
tax collection part of government, YES.
The do something part. NO.
So how do we get from where we are to
having real local government? By real lo-
cal government I mean, taxes are collected
at the local level, a small portion goes to
Nassau but the majority stays on Abaco.
Contracts for roads, schools, immigration,
airports, etc. are made and implemented
at the local level. We manage and run our
How do we get that? Do we want that?
Are we prepared to do whatever it takes
to have it?
We know FOR SURE it does not make
a bit of difference if Mr. Ingraham or Mr.
Christie is in power. We get screwed.
We have tried the waiting and hoping
game. That doesn't work.
We have tried the blame game. That
doesn't work.
The problem with blaming is it puts
the responsibility on someone else. Over
there. They're in charge, it's not me. The
problem is it does not produce results.
If you want to blame someone, go have
a look in the mirror.
I can tell you for certain, Nassau and In-
graham and Christie could care less about
Abaco. We are sooooooo out of sight and
out of mind.
Yet, we keep giving away our power to
these so called "Honorable" people. The
crazy part is we know what they are go-
ing to do, but we keep expecting different
The only way Abaco is ever going to
have its fair share is if YOU insist on it.
The only way things are going to change
is if you understand that YOU are respon-
sible for what happens on your island.
There is a great quote in the magazine
Mother Jones this month. "When people
lead, leaders follow."
Why don't we give this a try?
If everyone said, "What can I do?" in-
stead of "It doesn't matter what I do," then
we could really take control of our destiny.
Andrew Curry

Why I protested

against BEC
Dear Editor
On October 14th I was informed that
a friend's house in Hope Town had been
recently burglarized and the circumstanc-
es that followed really pissed me off. So
added together with my frustrations about
the ongoing boat thefts as well as the Na-
tional Disgrace known as Marsh Harbour
International Airport, along with the gov-
ernment ramming the Wilson City location
down our collective throats, I just had to
vent. I really wanted to protest BEC, the
airport and the police's lack of manpower
and resources all at the same time.
In hindsight, I think we would have
had more people show up if we had done
so. Instead, I chose to concentrate on the
BEC issue as I felt this was most pressing
at the time. I was told by plenty of people
that it would be a waste of time because
the power plant "is a done deal." I went
ahead with planning the demo anyway. It
couldn't hurt to try, only takes a spark to
start a large fire. Business is slow now;
I didn't have much to do at work, so we
did it, on October 23 in downtown Marsh
Harbour. Seventy-nine people showed up,
and for two hours we let passing motor-
ists know how we felt. What effect it had,
who knows? Perhaps in the future central
government will be more liable to ask local
people for input before massive dollars are
spent going in the wrong direction.
People, please do not misunderstand me
POWER PLANT. I look forward to a con-
sistent supply of power just like everyone
else and the sooner the better. If 48 mega-
watts is what is needed to provide con-
sistent electricity to Abaco residents and
visitors, now and into the next 20 years or
so, then so be it. However, as a Marine
Technician (fancy term for outboard me-
chanic) with 35 years experience, I am not
convinced that our new power station will
end power outages during peak periods.
The transmission and distribution system
is a big weakness that will need to be prop-
erly addressed, in my humble opinion, be-
fore we can expect our power to stay on
through the times of maximum demand.
Think about it. BEC Abaco supplies a

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Boat thefts are once again prevalent

By Navardo Saunders
Information provided from individuals
involved in the tracking and recovery
Some local boat owners and visiting
boaters are worried that their vessels will
be targeted by drug traffickers and human
smugglers to facilitate their illegal trades.
Their concerns are being fueled by a surge
in boat thefts and the kinds of boats that are
being stolen.
In the last six weeks at least six boats
- all with the ability to produce remark-
able speed and hold lots of cargo have
been reported stolen. They are the kinds of
vessels known throughout the Caribbean to
facilitate the lucrative but illegal trades of
human and drug smuggling..
In fact, a large number of boats that
have been stolen locally have been used
in drug and human smuggling operations
over the years, according to local and U.S.
authorities and various local and interna-
tional news reports.

The latest vessel reported stolen is a 33-
foot 2004 Hydro Sport with three 225 HP
Yamaha engines valued at $125,000 that
was docked outside the home of its own-
er, Larry Dobson, in Treasure Cay. The
theft occurred around 3 a.m. on October
26 when the company whose tracking de-
vice was attached to the vessel alerted Mr.
Dobson, who was away, that the boat had
been moved.
Mr. Dobson contacted his son and the
police, who spent most of the morning
tracking the vessel in an airplane and by
boat. Using information from the tracking
device, the police began pursuit However,
they were forced to turn back when they
ran low on oil.
Mr. Dobson's son was following the
boat in an aircraft. When the criminals
noticed they were being followed, they
beached the boat on the shore and the sus-
pects got away.
The boat, which sustained significant

damage including gaping holes in the hull,
was ashore near Hole-in-the-Wall.
"It's a write off," said Steve Albury of
Abaco Outboards in Dundas Town, who
helped recover the stolen vessel. It was
taken to police headquarters in Dundas
Town and then taken to a local boatyard.
Mr. Albury, an avid boater who fol-
lows closely the developments relating to
all boats, said more and more boats such
as Mr. Dobson's are being used to carry
out human and drug trafficking operations.
"Specific boats are being targeted," he
said. "Those boats with high speeds, space
and fuel capacity are being targeted."
Mr. Albury directed The Abaconian to
stolenboatnotices.com a website where
people provide information to the public
about their stolen boats in hopes that their
boats will be recovered. Many of the stolen
vessels contain the features which Mr. Al-
bury noted make them a target. Boats such
as 30- to 35-foot Contenders.
There is growing fear and apprehension
particularly among foreign boat owners that
their boats will be targeted. Their fears are
due partly to the fact that in the majority of
other such cases the culprits have also gotten
away as in the case of the latest boat theft.
In fact, the number of suspects charged
with boat theft and taken to court in recent
times pales in comparison to the number of
boats that are stolen, The Abaconian has

A boat beloning to Prime Minister and
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connection with the incident.
With illegal immigratns, particularly
Haitians, willing to pay upwards of $7,000
for the dangerous journey to the United
States in search of a better life, many be-
lieve that boats in our area will continue
to be targeted by smugglers and would be
Then there's the drug smuggling aspect.
Drug traffickers reportedly pay a hand-
some sum for stolen boats which they used
to transport marijuana, cocaine and other
drugs through The Bahamas en route to
South Florida.
Another reason boaters and marine op-
erators believe that boats will continue to
be targets is because of the minimal pen-
alties for persons convicted of boat theft.
Convicted boat theives spend as little as
four weeks or up to a year in prison even
in cases where they have been previously
convicted of the same crime. Boat owners
say it is a slap on the wrist for boat thieves
and a slap in the faces of the boat owner.
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Boat theft From Page 10
that while many boats are being stolen,
only a small number of people are being
charged with the crimes. They say it is
tarnishing Abaco's reputation as a boat-
ing paradise, as many boaters are choosing
not come to come here. They say this will
be a devastating blow the local economy,
which derives a significant amount of in-
come from the boating community.
Mr. Albury said most criminals go after
boats moored at docks and marinas as op-
posed to boatyards where security is tight-
er. He said thieves target anything from a
13-foot fishing boat to 40-foot speed boats.
According to the International Mari-
time Consultants, a private investigation
firm with emphasis in the maritime in-
dustry, these days many thieves perfer to
take boats instead of cars because boats
are more vulnerable. The company said
that stolen boats are harder for police to
find because, unlike many cars, they rarely
have GPS devices that can be tracked. It
also notes that some criminals steal boats to
smuggle drugs, aid in robberies and poach
fish. They sometimes sell boats outside the
country from which they were stolen, the
company added, noting that boats from the
Bahamas and Florida have been recovered
in Europe and Cuba. Selling stolen boats
is fairly easy because the serial numbers
can be ground off the fiberglass hulls and
replaced with bogus ones.
Mr. Albury says there are some things
boat owners can do to protect their prop-
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that have been stolen recently have been
stolen from the water while their owners
were away from their homes, the best way
to secure boats is to remove them from
the water altogether. No boats that have
been stolen from the land." He suggested
that boat owners leave their boats at one of
the many boat yards when they are off the
island. "They will have to pay for storage,
but that's nothing when you think about
the boat being stolen," he said. He also
suggested that boat owners install survel-
lienace cameras to monitor their boats.
Once criminals see that they are being
monitored, Mr. Albury said they would
think twice about stealing.

Final phase of construction

is underway at the Crossing

Developers have begun construction of
the final phase at The Crossing Waterfront
Condominiums in Marsh Harbour. This
includes the final building consisting of
two penthouses, two two-bedroom units, a
recreation gazebo, dock and completion of
the tropical garden.
"We are delighted that we have now
sold six out of the eight units currently
built," says Neil Aberle, Sales Manager
for the development. "This is great news

This is the third building now under construction at The Crossing Waterfront Condomini-
ums in Marsh Harbour. The four units are expected to be complete by Spring 2010. This
phase will also include construction of a dock and recreational gazebo.

in these economic times and we hope these
are signs of a positive turn in the market."
Construction of the final phase is ex-
pected to begin in November and the third
and final building is scheduled for comple-
tion by late Spring 2010. This building is
the pearl of the development as it boasts
spacious layouts with unobstructed views
of the Sea of Abaco and Man-O-War.
Currently several of the units are occu-
pied with executive tenants, and most of
the owners are offering long or short term
rental opportunities.
Completed Phase 1 of The Crossing De-
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two-bedroom units, swimming pool and
deck, dredging for the dock, waste treat-
ment facilities, state-of-the-art sea wall and
tropical landscaping; consisting of banan-
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Following an idea of a boater and resi-
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Central Abaco News

Street vendors
upset over relocation
By Canishka Alexander
The battle between the Marsh Harbour
Town Committee and the street vendors
is heating up as tempers begin to flare.
Yvonne Key said vendors who operate
along Don MacKay Boulevard have been
issued letters requesting that they move,
and a meeting was called to address the
issue. All vendors in the Marsh Harbour
boundary who are selling alongside the
road must go.
Mrs. Key said that none of the vendors
has licences to operate in the Marsh Har-

bour area, so they need to have their papers
in order by December 1 to move to Goom-
bay Park. As a reminder, Mrs. Key said all
vendors must have health certificates, ven-
dors' licences, business licences and an ap-
proved letter from local government.
All vendors locating at Goombay Park
are required to make a small contribution,
which will go toward the upkeep of the
property. The contribution will cover elec-
tricity, water, cleaning of bathroom facili-
ties and garbage pickup. Vendors who sell
food items like watermelons, for instance,
would be given a seasonal rate as they sell
their products during certain months.
Mrs. Key said local government will

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Many street vendors are upset that the Marsh Harbour Town Committee has told them
that they must relocate and is suggesting that they go to Goombay Park. Some of the
vendors selling fish and conch are creating areas with unpleasant odors because of lack
of proper facilities. They are causing traffic problems, especially on Fridays. Most of
them do not have proper licenses and permits. They are anticipating a farmers' market
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she said will be a cultural park that offers
not only food, but showcase art work and
hair braiding as well. Vendors will not be
allowed to set up beyond 6 p.m. during the
Goombay Summer Festival, however, un-
less they pay a $75 fee to the Ministry of
Tourism to remain open.
Although Mrs. Key said that vendors
were willing to relocate to Goombay Park,
there were some who said they agreed to
no such thing.
One of them is Linda Mills, whose
mobile kitchen is located east of the So-
cial Services Department on Don MacKay
Boulevard. She has been given permission
to occupy the property she is on by the
owner, and she has all of her other docu-
ments in place. She said that she is not go-
ing anywhere and cannot understand why
she should set up her business in such an
unsanitary location.
Ms. Mills said the runoff from the
graveyard spills over to the property where
the park is located when it rains for only a
short time; there are numerous dumpsters
filled with trash from the cays and sand
and other equipment are stored in the area.
She pointed out that if she were to serve
food there, the food would be full of sand,
diesel and anything else that one could
imagine. Ms. Mills said she has been given
permission to occupy the property she is on
and has no intention of leaving.

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Taxi drivers upset
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By Canishka Alexander
Taxi drivers were not in a good mood
on November 5 when passengers arriving
on an American Airlines flight boarded
Knowles Bus Service vehicle. Although
the bus transported only 18 of the 60 pas-
sengers that arrived in Marsh Harbour to
Treasure Cay, taxi drivers were not sat-
isfied and generated most of their angry
remarks toward Glender Knowles.
They questioned where Mrs. Knowles
had gotten approval to pick up passengers
from the airport when it is against the law.
One taxi driver said that the bus should not
have been allowed to enter the area without
permission from the relevant authorities.
The driver of Taxi 151 who goes by
the name "First Lady" complained that
some drivers were at the airport from
5:30 that morning and were unable to
get jobs. However, the taxi parking lot
was almost vacant except for two taxis
that remained. Furthermore, there were
at least five taxis lined up at the terminal
collecting passengers.
At one point the Ministry of Tourism
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the arrangement and would investigate the
matter. To make matters worse, as taxi
drivers argued and pointed fingers at those
they thought were responsible, a number
of tourists were unwittingly the subjects of
their loud outburst and poor behaviour.
The Road Traffic Department was con-
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Clean up ballfield area at
Mud and Pigeon Pea
By Jennifer Hudson
A clean up in the vicinity of the ball

field and the Mud and Pigeon Pea began
on October 24. The project was initiated
by six young Bahamian men of Haitian
descent who approached Chairman of the
Marsh Harbour/Spring City Town Com-
mittee, Roscoe Thompson, about getting
the area cleaned up.
"I was impressed by these young men
as it is unusual for people to come like this
and I thought it would be a good idea,"
stated Mr. Thompson. The young men had
already been doing what they could to im-
prove the area by cutting grass and cleaning
up in the afternoons but they needed further
assistance from the town in procuring large
bins and getting together people from the
Mud and Pigeon Pea for a big clean up.
Mr. Thompson had 800 fliers made up
which were distributed to houses in the


Mud and Pigeon Pea informing them of the
clean up. "I was very disappointed with the
turnout," stated Mr. Thompson. "I thought
there would have been more interest but
not as many people turned out as I had
thought. We are trying to restore the ball
field as a soccer and little league pitch for
the entire community. "
During the past week the Marsh Har-
bour Town Committee put fill on the roads
around the area to help the bad road sit-
uation and paid to put in extra bins for
the clean-up. There is only one bin per-
manently in the area which E&D Waste
clears once per week. "We spent close to
$3,000 on the area, but this is just a start.
There is a lot of work still ahead," stated
Mr. Thompson. "We have begun a general
clean up, removed a lot of garbage and
taken down some of the high shrubbery
along the roadway which has opened the
area up on the side of the Pigeon Pea. The

area is in very bad shape so restoration
will come in stages.
"The next stage will be to remove the
derelict cars off the ballfield. Then a back-
hoe will be needed to scrape the weeds.
Then maybe we can plug grass," said Mr.
Thompson, who is hoping for donations to
put the fence back up so that no one will be
able to drive onto the ball field. He would
like it to get to the point where Marsh
Harbour will allocate money to clean it
up each month. The Ministry of Environ-
mental Health has made a commitment to
remove the old cars off the ballfield.
"I will continue to help," vowed Mr.
Thompson "I am very impressed with the
six young men who are spearheading this
as they are tired of seeing the area like it
is and are trying to make a difference. I
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as they need to see someone showing an
interest. Other communities have just done
a one time effort and then stopped but I
intend to follow this through I am happy
that a start has been made and I intend to
keep it ongoing and I have the support of
the Town Committee."
Central Pines Estates
forms Crime Watch
By Samantha V. Evans
The community of Central Pines now
has a crime watch called the Central Pines
Association Crime Watch formed in con-
junction with the Royal Bahamas Police

Storm drains

Force. Sgt. Rachel Metelus was present
to speak about the program and to give an
update on the November 21st community
walk-about that is planned. She stated that
the objective of the program is to maintain
the tranquility within the community and
allow neighbors to become acquainted with
each other. The walk about will be held be-
tween 3 to 5 p.m and will begin at Central
Abaco Primary School.
Bernadette Hall, president of the Central
Pines Association, encouraged residents to
walk with them and to inform them of any
concerns they may have so that they can
be addressed. Several issues already on the
table are the stray dogs issue and having
speed bumps placed within the community.
Ms. Hall stated that after the dump closed,

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the dogs moved into the community and
began terrorizing residents' pets. She en-
courages residents to secure their pets as
plans are being made to have stray dogs
trapped. She also encourages them to se-
cure their trash so that the animals will not
have easy access to it.
The speed bump issue is a major one for
Ms. Hall who reported that she has cars
racing up and down her street on a regu-
lar basis. She would like to remind drivers
that Central Pines Estates is a family com-
munity with children so they should not be
racing through the streets.
Sgt. Metelus encourages residents
to heed safety and fire tips to keep their
homes safe from burglars and fire. The
crime watch association plans to have a
fund raiser to purchase radios to make pa-
trolling more effective.
FNM fund raiser will
go to travel expense
By Canishka Alexander
On October31 members from the Free
National Movement's South Abaco Wom-
en's Association held a fund raiser in the
Automotive Industrial Distributors park-

ing lot. The women served pigs' feet, wild
boar and chicken souse to passerbys.
According to Linda Albury, President
of the Association, they received a great
response from the Abaco community. She
explained that they were holding a souse-
out to raise funds to cover delegates' travel
expenses to the FNM convention taking
place the following week.
As the group of women gathered under
their small tent with its FNM banner at-
tached to it, there were many who came
not only to purchase breakfast, but to also
offer words of encouragement and show
their support. Mrs. Albury said it was the
third fund raiser held during the last few
months. She said the group had held a fund
raiser every couple of weeks to raise funds
for the convention, which they were excit-
edly looking forward to.
Junkanoo Shack
was set on fire
By Canishka Alexander
On November 3 Norma Delancy in-
formed her husband, Roger Delancy, that
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his shop was on fire. In disbelief, Mr.
Delancy looked to see what his wife was
talking about. White smoke was com-
ing from the Junkanoo Shack, where the
Spring City residents create their Junkanoo
costumes. Mr. Delancy with his son along
with Colin Curry and his son put out the
fire with buckets of water.
Mr. Curry said that fortunately there
was no loss. "It would have been a great
loss if the fire had spread because we have
already invested in some costumes for this
year's production," he said.
Mr. Delancy appeared to temporarily
put the mishap aside. "We are the No.
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Store Changes Its Focus
By Jennifer Hudson
The store which was formerly known as
Cuddles and which specialized in children's
toys has now changed its focus to adults.
Located behind Memorial Plaza in Marsh
Harbour, the store reopened on October
5th as Naughtie or Nice. It now specializes
in lingerie, books, DVD rentals and video
games and offers an Internet Caf6. Al-
though the store caters primarily to adults,
it does carry a good selection of children's
books in addition to the selection for adults.
Used books can be purchased for $1. There
is also a book exchange where you may ex-
change one of your own books for one of
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Uiswpoint... Residents outraged with frequent power outages

By Navardo Saunders
Many people on Abaco have become
very frustrated with the recent frequent
power outages which they claim are hitting
them where it hurts most in their pock-
ets. Almost everyday for the last several
weeks there has been at least one power
outage lasting for several minutes to nearly
an hour, depending on the area. Business-
es and residential customers are fed up,
claiming that the outages are affecting their
bottom lines and social lives.
The Abaconian tried to ascertain the rea-
son for the outages, but officials at BEC
were tight-lipped. However, according to
reports the current electricity generating
plant in Marsh Harbour is unable to meet
the growing demand for power. Sources
say a lack of maintenance is also to blame.
Meanwhile, local business and residential
customers told The Abaconian that frequent
power outages are costing them lots of money.
One businessman who owns a restaurant
in Marsh Harbour said the power always
seem to go off during the lunch hour the
busiest time of day. "While we are in the
middle of preparing lunch the power goes
off and sometime it stays off for a quite

some time," the business owner said.
"Customers are sitting in the dining room
waiting and waiting for their order, but
there is nothing we can do because the
power is off. So what ends up happening
is we have to throw away a lot of food be-
cause people are on their lunch break and
can't wait around for the power to come
back on and for us to prepare their food.
It's ridiculous."
The owner of a local spa and salon said
she has to turn customers away regularly
due to power failure. "People make ap-
pointments to get facials and other pro-
cedures like getting their manicure and
pedicures done professionally," she said.
"They use their lunch hour to do this.
Some of them don't even get to eat lunch.
Either right before or the middle of a pro-
cedure the power goes off. The client who
has been waiting walks out. The client
whose procedure is not complete walks
out. We make no money, but at the end
of the day we have a huge electricity bill
to pay. It's so frustrating. I just wish they
would do something about this."
A lawyer in Marsh Harbour said it's
embarrassing when clients come all the

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way from the U.S. and elsewhere to do
business and in the middle of a transac-
tion the power goes off. "Here it is. We're
signing papers, sealing a deal and the
power goes off," he said. "You can't see
anything, they can't see anything, you're
apologizing for the inconvenience and then
when the power comes on after a few min-
utes, you think thank God and then it goes
off again. At this point everyone is frustrat-
ed. Obviously, there is a problem and BEC
needs to fix it, especially since we get these
very high electricity bills. It's like you're
paying mortgage."
There are also social implications to the
power outages. One woman who stood
outside her office with co-workers when
the power went off commented, "You get
home, you have to cook for your family, you
have to help the kids with their homework,
you want to watch a little television with the
family when the power goes off. It disrupts

all of that," she said. "The family is frus-
trated because they can't get a hot meal,
the kids aren't able to do their homework
because it's dark, can't even watch televi-
sion with the family. It's horrible. There is
no interaction because you can hardly do
anything worthwhile in the dark."
A man who owns several businesses
on the island including a food store said
if BEC workmen can't operate the plant
efficiently, then the government should
staff it with qualified, competent workers.
"They obviously don't know what they're
doing," he said. "If they did, we wouldn't
have all these outages. We should have
been able to vote them out. They all would
have been gone. It's ridiculous. Every
month BEC collects hundreds of thousands
of dollars from customers right here on
Abaco. The corporation in turn needs to
render quality and reliable service. They
have to do better. This is outrageous."

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Beach Front Parcel # 714 45,343 s/f parcel, 100'
beach frontage on Atlantic Ocean. Electricity available.
Ideal site for permanent residence or vacation home.
Ocean View Parcel Near Beach # 1502- Elevated
17,650 s/f lot with 135' of road frontage offering
superb ocean views. Just a 1 minute walk to sandy
Atlantic Ocean Beach. $148,950.
Inland Lot Near Beach # 1176 Large 21,450 s/f
level lot on main street, electricity & telephone
available. $59,500.
Inland Lot Near Beach (Ref# 756) Large 13,000 s/f
lot near sandy Atlantic beaches, native vegetation,
Good road access. REDUCED TO $19,900.
"Paradise Point" # 659 Furnished 3 bed, 2.5 bath,
2,400 s/f waterfront home with porches & balconies
on 1/2 acre. 193' elevated Sea of Abaco frontage,
Fantastic views. REDUCED TO $595,000.
Beachfront Lot # 9A # 1379-21,565 s/f private &
serene beach parcel with 190' frontage on Sea ofAbaco.
Utilities available. Spectacular sea views. $239,000.
BeachfrontLot # 7# 1197 24,710 s/f private & serene
beach parcel with 126' frontage on Sea ofAbaco.
Utilities available. Spectacular sea views. $239,000.
"seaGlas Cottage" # 1237 Charming 2 bed, 2.5
bath, 3 level furnished beach home on private 1.20
acres. 1,800 s/f under roof, 900 s/f decks/patios. 100'
shoreline. New windows & central A/C. $949,500.


Prime Real Estate Listings Throughout Abaco
Boiling Hole Parcel # 1022 Total 11 acres sea-to-sea
from Sea of Abaco to bay side. 153' high rocky
shoreline on Sea of Abaco. Magnificent sea of Abaco
views. (Also available in smaller parcels.) $299,500.
Boiling Hole Lots # 1030 2 Sea of Abaco waterfront
parcels on Great Abaco Highway. Choice of 73' or 80'
rocky shoreline, utilities available, great sea views.
EACH $95,000.
Sunset Ridge Community Lots # 570 14 spacious
residential lots from 14,792 s/f to 18,488 s/f. High
elevation, close to Treasure Cay. All utilities
available. Starting at $47,500.
"High Point" Seaview Lot # 684 Hilltop 0.405 acre
parcel on White Sound Bluff overlooking Sea of
Abaco, Fantastic Sea Views, Privacy, near beach
"Double Eagle" # 757 Recently renovated 3 bed, 3
bath, plus loft, 2,500 s/f furnished home on 11,610 s/f
canal front parcel. 95' sea wall, 68' fully serviced
dock. Underground utilities. Near beach. $776,000.
Canal House (Under Construction) # 1374 18,600 s/f
waterfront parcel, 108' deep water frontage, plus 50'
long boat slip. 3 bed, 3.5 bath, 2,284 s/f home under
construction. Price will increase as construction
progresses. All utilities available, privacy entrance wall
& fence. Great sea views. $322,000.

Bahamas Real Estate


Residential Parcels
# 823 10,150 +/- s/f canal lot w/130' frontage & 105'
deep water dock w/ water & electricity, Fantastic
beach nearby. $345,000.
# 1258 9,000 s/f canal lot with 87' of water frontage,
160' of lay-along docks & shared recessed boat basin
# 602 15,334 s/f canal comer lot w/197' seawall.
# 1080 12,100 s/f canal parcel with 110' sea walled canal
frontage. Boat davits installed. $238,950.

# 704 10,400 s/f elevated canal lot w/104' deep water
canal frontage. Sea views, walk to beach. $239,500.

# 811 10,400 s/f sea view corner lot with 194' of road
frontage. Walk to beach. All utilities available. $99,950.

# 998 13,459 s/f canal view comer lot, near beach

# 1501 -20,741 s/f elevated residential lot adjacent to
Leisure Lee community. 90' road frontage, 5 minute walk
to beach. $80,000.

567 2.139 acres on highway near Leisure Lee. Includes
50' elevated ridge. 119' highway frontage. $149,700.

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Sales Team of
Ed& Cindy Newell
James Moir Broker

"Camelot" # 1234 Beachfront Estate. New custom
designed 4 bed, 4 bath Ocean Blvd home, plus 2 bed, 1
bath guest house. Total 7,793 s/f under roof on 1.5 acre
grounds Beachside pool, numerous enhancements.
Ocean Blvd. Beachfront Estate # 1455 -Exceptional 5
bed, 5.5 bath main house, separate 3 car garage and I bed,
1 bath guest suite. Total 7,160 s/f under roof. 2.50 acres
with 250' of sandy beachfront. Unfurnished. $5,725,000.
"Argyll House" # 483 Elegantly furnished, elegant 4
bed, 5.5 bath, 6,900 s/f Ocean Blvd. estate on 1.6
landscaped acres with 153' beachfront. Includes vehicles
& 2 additional lots. REDUCED TO $3,995,000.

"Another World" # 1007 Ocean Blvd. 4 bed, 4.5 bath,
3,500 s/f furnished beachfront home, pool, patio &
garage on 1.2 landscaped acres. Excellent rental income
history. $2,500,000.
"Sandpiper" # 1265 Ocean Blvd. 3,000 s/f bi-level
furnished home on 1.87 acres with 180' sandy beach
frontage. $2,357,000.
"Tranquility" # 1307 4 bed, 5 bath, furnished bi-level
Brigantine Canal home on 2 lots. 3,580 s/f under roof,
plus decks & balconies. 90' canal frontage, dock, boat
lift, plus sea views from virtually every room. Tastefully
decorated, excellent condition. $2,200,000.
"Trident House" # 317- 3 bed, 3.5 bath, furnished
3,500 s/f beach front home. Breath-taking beach & sea
views. Good rental income. NOW $1,999,000.
"Windward Palms" # 1454 Splendid 3 bed, 2 bath
furnished Windward Beach home. 2,500 s/f under roof
plus 1,600 s/f patios & walks on 16,000 s/f landscaped
parcel with 100' sandy beach. Meticulously maintained,
Many extras, superior sea views. $1,955,000.
"Flip Inn" Windward Beach # 1008 2 bed, 2 bath,
1,620 s/f under air beach ome, plus garage on 2 lots
totaling 28,252 s/f. gently refurbished, tastefully
furnished. 180' san$y beachfront. $1,725,000.
"Seascape", Windward Beach # 1469 3 bed, 2 bath
2,050 s/f furnished beach home on spacious 26,125 s/f
parcel with 120' sandy beach. $1,379,000.
"Pilot House" Rock Point # 1380 2 level, 3 bed, 3
bath furnished waterfront home at entrance to Treasure
Cay harbour. 3,314 s/f under roof on 18,800 s/f parcel.
Boat/plane ramp to sea. Great sea views. $1,160,000.
"Kokomo", Brigantine Bay #1509 Charming 3 bed, 3
bath, 2 level, 3,000 s/f tastefully furnished canal home.
Recently renovated and upgraded. 10,915 s/fparcel with
102' canal frontage, dock & boat lift. $1,895,000.

"Windover", Brigantine Bay # 1507 3 bed,2 bath,
1,750 s/fbi-level elegantly furnished canal home, plus
garage on 10,400 s/f tropically landscaped parcel. 80'
bulkheaded canal frontage with private dock. $995,000.

"ToadHall" # 1373 5 bed/4 bath, 4,000 s/f, 2 level
Ocean Blvd. furnished ocean view home includes 1
bed/I bath apartment on 2 adjoining parcels totaling
22,500 s/f. Private beach access. $695,000.
St. Andrews Estates # 1500 2,387 s/f 3 bed, 2 bath
furnished home on 13,000 s/f parcel adjacent to golf
course. $299,000.
Two optional adjoining vacant lots. $100,000.
Royal Poinciana Beachfront Condos -Phase 4
# 716) Premier 3 level, 3 bed, 4.5 bath, plus loft newly
built condos on Treasure Cay Beach. 2,860 s/f under
roof, attached garage. 644 s/f covered/open
Bahama Beach Club 2046- # 1009 3 bed, 3 bath, 2nd
level Phase 5, 2nd level, 1,750 s/f living space condo,
closest to beach, tasteful contemporary furnishings,
unparalleled sea & beach views. $1,150,000.


Prime Real Estate Listings Throughout Abaco

Bahama Beach Club 2020- # 1139 3 bed, 2 bath,
1,650 s/f 2nd level beachfront condo, Stunningly
furnished, elegantly decorated. Superior beach &
ocean views. $1,035,000.
Bahama Beach Club 2047- # 1468 3 bed, 3 bath,
ground level Phase 5 unit, 1,750 s/f living space condo,
close to beach, tastefully furnished, numerous upgrades
& enhancements. Superb sea views. $950,000.
Atlantis Condo 2112- # 929- 4 bed, 4 bath 2,000 s/f 2
level furnished waterfront condo on Brigantine canal,
great water views. Preferred end unit. Includes 2 large
boat slips. Short walk to beach! $865,000.
Bahama Beach Club # 2031 #1485 3 bed, 2 bath
1,645 s/f furnished ground level condo plus private
garage. Fantastic sea & beach views. Community pool,
well maintained grounds. Excellent vacation rental or
personal get-away retreat. $862,000.
Bahama Beach Club # 2005- # 1370- 3 bed, 2 bath
ground level 1,645 s/f comfortably furnished condo.
Awesome sea views from most rooms Overlooks beach
and pool. Great vacation residence. $822,000.
Bahama Beach Club # 2014 # 1478 3 bed, 2 bath,
1,645 s/f 2nd level furnished beachfront condo. Great
sea & beach views. Well manicured grounds, club
amenities. Exceptionally priced at $805,000.

Royal Poinciana # 2511 # 1483 Deluxe 2 bed, 2 bath
ground level furnished 1,300 s/f beachfront condo. Well
maintained. Great sea views, excellent rental income
potential. $625,000.
Royal Palm Condo #2424 # 1399- 3 bed, 3 bath,
(including loft) 2nd level, 1,264 s/f fumished condo
overlooking harbour & marina. Well maintained, near
beach, excellent rental income potential. $549,000.
Sand Dollar Condo # 7- #1456 2 bed, 2 bath, 1,000 s/f
ground level furnished beachfront condo. Wel
maintained, superb sea views, community pool. Best
Value! Priced to sell. $499,995.
Beach Villa 507 # 782 Newly renovated, 2 bed, 2
bath 1,150 s/f villa, plus 592 s/f patios. Tastefully
furnished. Many extras. Close to beach, marina, golf
course. $490,000.
Atlantis # 2215- # 1471 2 bed, 2 bath, 1000 s/f
furnished 2nd level "end unit" condo on Brigantine
Bay. Includes 2 storage units and finger dock. well
maintained, great water views. $485,000.
Atlantis Condo # 2202 # 987 2 bed, 2 bath, 2nd level
furnished waterfront unit, includes boat slip & golf cart
garage. "Turn-Key", Near Treasure Cay Beach.
Atlantis Condo # 2203 # 1000 2 bed, 2 bath, 2nd
level, 1,000 s/f furnished waterfront unit, includes fully
serviced boat slip & golf cart garage. Overlooks
Brigantine Bay, Near beach. $465,000.
Atlantis Condo # 2201 # 1175 2 bed, 2 bath, 1,000
s/f, 2nd level furnmished waterfront condo. Recently
renovated, well maintained. Includes storage garage &
private boat slip/dock. Near beach. $460,000.
Royal Palm # 2304 # 1472 2 bed, 2 bath, 950 s/f
furnished ground floor level condo overlooking
marina. Includes boat slip, Rental history. $403,000.
Mariner's Cove Condominiums:
# 1181 4 bedroom, 3 bath, 2 level, 1,650 s/f furnished harbour
front condo. tastefully refurbished. $649,000.
# 985 2 bed, 2 bath, 2 level harbour front end unit,
Refurbished in 2000 REDUCED TO $271,500.
# 928-2 bed. 1 bath 2 level unit, overlooks harbour $249,000.
# 655 2 bed, 1 bath condo with marina view $249,000.
Superb Beachfront Parcel# 1362 Treasure Cay level
& cleared beach lot of 12,600 s/f with 90' fabulous
sandy beach frontage. Breath-taking sunset & sea
views. All utilities available. $1,449,000.

Bahamas Real Estate
Beach & Canal LotPackage#941- Windward Beach lot
of 17,542 s/fwith 100' of beach frontage on Sea of
Abaco, PLUS Galleon Bay lot of 17,955 s/fwi th approx.
76' of sea-walled canal frontage. $1,446,000.
Ocean Blvd. Jumbo Sized Beach fnt Parcel # 1266 -
Approx. 52,575 s/f parcel 1421lhjW s) with 115' sandy
beach frontage Superior building lot. All
utilities avail antastic sea views. $1,386,000.
Ocean Blvd. Beachfront Parcel# 1260 Splendid
44,600 s/f parcel on Treasure Cay Beach, 75' beach
frontage ofsuger-white fine sand. All utilities available.
Spectacular sea & beach views. $1,350,000.
Beachfront Parcel- Ocean Blvd. # 876 1.5 acres with
100' ofbeach frontage, on spectacular Treasure Cay
Beach. All utilities available Gorgeous beach & sea
views. REDUCED TO $1,295,000.
Windward Beach Beachfront Parcel# 1283 Cleared &
walled 17,542 s/f parcel with 100' of sandy beach.
Sea ofAbaco views. All utilities available. $1,024,000.
Windward Beach Beach Parcel # 1470 23,151 s/f
parcel with 101' of stone wall & sandy beach on Sea of
Abaco. All utilities available. $843,000.
Windward Beach # 817 Half acre waterfront parcel
directly on Sea of Abaco, 124' beach frontage. Newly
installed sea wall. All utilities available. $482,000.
Galleon Bay # 744 19,256 s/f cleared canal parcel with
68' bulkheaded deep water frontage. All utilities
available. Superb views along Galleon Bay. $460,000.
Galleon Bay # 1356 24,732 s/f large canal front parcel
with 158' of bulkhead & sandy waterfront. All utilities
available. Panoramic water views. $399,950.
Galleon Bay # 422 Prime 10,295 s/f cleared canal lot.
88' + protected canal frontage. Sea-walled, plus dock &
davit pilings. All utilities available. $350,000.
Galleon Bay # 1473 Approx. 10,000 s/f canal parcel with
100'+ of sea-walled & protected water frontage. All
utilities available. Easy access to sea. $349,950.
Brigantine Bay # 1498 20,310 s/f canal parcel with 126'
of sea-wallwed deep water frontage. Unobstructed views
along bay to marina. All utilities available. $322,000.
Brigantine Bay # 1173 & 1174 2 adjacent deep water
canal parcels, each 11,200 s/f with 80' bulk head &
generous 140' depth. Cleared, all utilities available.
EACH $299,950.
Brigantine Bay # 1494 18,807 s/f canal parcel with 120'
of deep water bulk-headed frontage. Great panoramic
water views. Cleared & level lot. All utilities available.
St. Andrews Estates, Golf Course Lot # 1341 11,151
s/f residential parcel with 130' of golf course frontage.
All utilities available. Short walk to beach. $41,000.
"Sea View" Great Abaco Club # 1203 3 bed, 2.5
bath, 1,880 s/f furnished sea view home, plus 280 s/f of
open deck on 4,918 s/f parcel. Well maintained, gated
community, great rental income potential. Includes
private deep water dock. $769,000.
"Ridge Runner" # 1185- 6 bed, 4 bath, 3,100 sq. ft.
furnished home includes main house, separate master
suite, guest cottage, pool & dock situated on 1.74
elevated acres with 330' of shoreline. Superb panoramic
water views. $2,599,000.
Dolphin Beach Estates # 1412 Exceptional 20,000 s/f
waterfront parcel on Sea of Abaco with 145' of elevated
rocky shoreline. Utilities available. $549,000.
Atlantic Oceanfront Parcel #746 Approx. 1 acre
residential parcel, 154' elevated shoreline near Orchid
Bay community, great ocean views. $395,000.
"Secret Beach "# 1267/1268 Ocean Front Elevated
Parcels 9A (19,190 s/f) & 9B (16,144 s/f) lots, each with
100' +/- of Atlantic Ocean rocky shoreline & sand beach
frontage. Prime building sites. EACH $249,000.

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4' .4

News of the Cays

Green Turtle Cay
Cats will be fixed
By Judy Marshall
If you've been to Green Turtle Cay
recently, you have probably seen a lot
of free-roaming feral cats. Feral cats are
descendants of house cats who were aban-
doned by people or who strayed away from
their homes. When these cats mated, their
offspring were never handled by humans,
so the kittens became wild or feral. With-

out spaying and neutering, the cats have
multiplied on Green Turtle Cay to the point
where they are a concern for shop owners
and tourists as well as leading less-than-
healthy lives due to overpopulation.
Friends of Abaco Animals based in
Hope Town along with Royal Potcake Res-
cue from Atlanta decided to address the
problem of the feral cats and held their first
spay/neuter clinic on the cay on October
17. Janie Thompson, Karen McIntosh and
Judy Marshall trapped the cats the day be-

This group is making a difference in the cat population of Green Turtle Cay. They are
organizing a spay and neuter clinic that will slowly reduce the number of feral cats on
the cay. They are Lynn Johnson; Karen McIntosh; Dr. Derrick Bailey, who performs the
surgeries; Judy Marshall; Sonia Knowles, Dr. Bailey's assistant; and Janie Thompson
with Friends of Abaco Animals based in Hope Town.

fore to prepare the cats for surgery. Traps
were set and quickly 19 cats were trapped.
Dr. Derrick Bailey of Island Veterinary
Clinic in Marsh Harbour assisted by Sonia
Knowles did the surgeries. The ears of the
cats were notched, penicillin shots and flea
medicine were given and the cats recovered
overnight before being released. The ear
notches are used for proof of spay/neuter
so if the cat is ever trapped again, it can be
released immediately.
As a method of population control, trap-
ping, neutering and releasing (also known
as TNR) works better than trapping and
euthanizing. Returning altered cats back to
the environment will stabilize and reduce
the population over time and is a much
more effective population control. In ad-
dition, cats can keep the rat population in
Friends of Abaco Animals and Royal
Potcake Rescue will continue to hold cat
clinics on Green Turtle Cay to create a
healthy balance for the cats. The next clinic
is scheduled for December.
They also plan to address the potcake
dog population on Abaco working with the
Abaco Humane Society by holding spay/
neuter clinics as well as finding homes for
puppies and kittens. These groups are all
dependent solely on donations from the
public. Royal Potcake Rescue, along with
Friends of Abaco Animals and the Abaco
Humane Society, is holding a raffle to raise
funds for these clinics. Raffle tickets are
for sale at various places on Abaco as well
as online. More information on the raffle
can be found at: www.potcake.org. Royal
Potcake Rescue is a U.S. charity and all
donations are tax-deductible.

Hope Town
Firefighters Complete
Training in Florida
Two members of Hope Town Volunteer
Fire & Rescue, Firefighters T.C. Sweeting
and Clint Russell, traveled over to Florida
this month to attend an Advanced Fire-
fighting Course at Maritime Professional
Training in Fort Lauderdale. During the
intensive, week-long course they received
classroom training on fire science and or-
ganizational management as well as prac-
tical firefighting training in a mock-up of
a ship's superstructure which was set on
fire. They also received instruction on the
use of self-contained breathing apparatus
which was practiced in smoke filled build-
"Providing that we have funds avail-
able, our number one priority now is to
get our members, especially our younger
members, attending courses of this type.
Very little can replace professional training
by qualified instructors," said Hope Town
Fire Chief Justin Noice. "It's an invest-
ment in the future of the department and
the community we serve."
The week of training culminated in an
examination which both firefighters passed
with flying colours. Another Hope Town
Firefighter, Justin Thompson, attended
the same course earlier this year and also
passed with outstanding grades.

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November 15, 2009

Tourism Minister will

By Julian Lockhart
The Ministry of Tourism has decided to
separate Abaco completely from the rest of
the Family Islands in an attempt to increase
Abaco's exposure to the world and thus
create a greater demand for individuals to
want to make the island and surrounding
cays their destination of choice.
Minister of Tourism, the Hon. Vincent
Vanderpool-Wallace, said tourism has
been selling The Bahamas as if Jamaica
was selling only Kingston, Dominican Re-
public was selling only Santo Domingo or
Mexico was selling only Mexico City.
The senator was the keynote speaker at
the 6th Annual Abaco Business Outlook
that was held earlier in the fall.
Mr. Vanderpool-Wallace said, "Most of
all what we have to do is move Abaco out
of the shadow of Nassau and Paradise Is-
land. Whether we like it or not, the world

Minister of Tourism, the Hon. Vincent Wand
left, plans to market Abaco as a separate
lumped in with Nassau and Freeport. He feel
Islands have appeal to a variety of people and
be marketed individually. He is shown here
of The Councillors, Ltd and a homeowner fro

has come to the point whenever y
the word Bahamas, you will notice
people will play back to you first
and Paradise Island.
"We need to make sure that A]
moved out on its own. We are no
to do that today because of the ii
It is much easier and less expensive
ever before. We can go online and
the places where there are customer
like Abaco. The reason the custom
lives the various islands are diffe
because they are promoted different
they look different. The difference
tween Abaco and Exuma in many
are greater than some of the diffi
between Barbados and St. Vincen
that variety in the Commonwealth
Bahamas," he added.
The Minister said they don't w
design the logo for Abaco themsel
want to ensur
Abaconians hav
in where their
Mr. Vand
l/ Wallace said a
individuals do n
ize that Abaco is
than a lot of the
tries in the Car
and that Abac
receives more
than a lot of the
tries in the Caril
During the nin
derpool-Wallace, utes that The Ba
e destination,not had during the
Is that the Fidnv Universe Pagean
I each one should at the Atlantis
with Joan Albury in August, the M
)m Treasure Cay. of Tourism did

market Abaco individually
ou say job of ensuring that the entire Bahamas re- site that is fully functioning that can be
e many ceived ample coverage so the world knew accessed by anyone. They can go online
Nassau what the country had to offer. to book their stay and find out additional
The Minister said, "We want to make information about the product.
baco is sure we get a lot more people in the com- Owner-occupied private homes will be
)w able munity involved. The people in Nassau brought into the fold. They will pay occu-
nternet. are involved in providing some of the fa- pancy tax so they will do everything that is
ve than cilitation, some of the resources, some of necessary to accommodate visitors.
d go to the assistance but a lot of it wants to be The Minister said, "The Bahamas is a
rs who local. region. The one thing I learnt by spend-
ner be- "The reason we want it to be local is be- ing time in the Caribbean is understand-
erent is cause that is where the depth of diversity ing that this thing we call The Bahamas
itly and comes from. You can't create from a cen- is a region. You have to make sure you
ces be- tral place and then assign things to various have the infrastructure in place to enable
y cases people. Let it come from a local well of each region to survive and thrive. We
erences talent, and that is how I think it will work have not been doing that for our Fam-
t. It is in the long run," he added. ily Islands. If we choose not to be in the
of The Mr. Vanderpool-Wallace said that Ba- modern world, then we continue to suf-
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Dolphin research carried out on Abaco

By Canishka Alexander
While on Abaco, Dr. John Durban, an
associate of the Bahamas Marine Mammal
Research Organisation (BMMRO) con-
ducted dolphin research, which is a part
of a long-term study of the population of
bottlenose dolphins that live on the Little
Bahama Bank. Dolphins are specifically
monitored in the Sea of Abaco between
Little Harbour in the South and Baker's
Bay in the North.
He works closely with his partner, Hol-
ly Fearnbach, who is conducting her PhD
studies on dolphins around Abaco and is
based at the University of Aberdeen in
Scotland. He also works closely with Diane

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Claridge, the director of BMMRO, who
leads the long-term monitoring of marine
mammals in The Bahamas, particularly off
South Abaco. Friends of the Environment
has played a vital role in supporting these
"This study was started by Diane Clar-
idge and the Bahamas Marine Mammal
Research Organisation in Sandy Point in
1992. I have been involved for the last
15 years as a long-term collaborator of
BMMRO. We are now working closely
with Friends of the Environment to con-
tinue this study and to monitor the health
and status of this dolphin population," Dr.
Durban explained.
The Bahamas was
chosen because of its
shallow waters and
because it represents
a unique marine envi-
ronment. He pointed
out that bottlenose dol-
phins are at the top of
the food chain in this
environment so they
can serve as the "ca-
nary in the coal mine"
to indicate the health
and status of the whole
environment. Addi-
tionally, dolphins are
referred to as a sentinel
species and are also a
prominent icon of the
Bahamian marine envi-
ronment, he said.
lphins of the Sea "I began working
ctober to monitor with dolphins on Ab-
9k this picture last aco in 1995 and con-
elves. ducted my PhD studies

on the dolphins of Little Bahama Bank.
This is an 'island population' which does
not range into the surrounding deep oce-
anic waters. This is unusual for dolphins
which typically range widely and are hard
to study. As a result, this offers an oppor-
tunity to investigate the demographic and
ecological processes which affect the pop-
ulation dynamics and status of a dolphin
There are also more local reasons to
study dolphins in Abaco. Shortly before
the start of this study in the early 1990s,
dolphins were captured from this popula-
tion for display, public entertainment and
swim-with-dolphin programs. These dol-
phins were initially kept at Treasure Island
(Baker's Bay), and the remaining dolphins
from these captures are now at Blue La-
goon Dolphin Encounters in Nassau. The
initial aim of the study was to assess the
population status following the captures,"
Dr. Durban said.
He said the greatest challenge through-
out the research has been with finding the
dolphins. Durban said the dolphins can
swim more than 50 miles a day and are
hard to spot. Hours are spent searching for
these marine mammals.
"We are very grateful to Friends of the
Environment and many local supporters
and donors who have provided funds to
support our survey costs. It does appear
that the dolphins are becoming harder to
find, which makes our study even more
important in order to find out the reasons
behind this. The population doesn't seem
to be declining, but rather the dolphins are
spending less time in the Sea of Abaco. We
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dolphins on Little Bahama Bank of which
about 100 use the Sea of Abaco in a given
year and about 50 or so in a month. We
are keen to ensure that the environment re-
mains healthy to support this population,"
he continued.
Dr. Durban has carried out a number
of studies on dolphins all over the world,
and he has also studied killer, gray and
beaked whales. Dolphins are long-lived
and have a lifespan of more than 50 years,
so it is vital to keep studying this popula-
tion for the long term to monitor changes.
The research is based on the long-term
accumulation of data. The organization is
now in the 17th year of this study, which
is allowing them to monitor the survival
of long-lived dolphins and the reproduc-
tive patterns.
"After almost two decades we are start-
ing to get some very revealing insights into
the lives of these dolphins. We see some of
the same individual dolphins we first docu-
mented 17 years ago because we can tell
them apart by photographing their dorsal
fins which are individually distinctive. We
know that the survival rate is high, but can
drop after intense hurricanes," he said, cit-
ing Hurricane Floyd in 1999. "When dol-
phins are forced into deep water, they are
vulnerable to shark attack; we know that
they only give birth in the winter outside
hurricane season.
"We are seeing dolphins that we first
observed as newborns that are now begin-
ning to have their own calves after 12 plus
years of maturity. We are monitoring an-
nual abundance and changes in distribution
and trying to understand the reasons for
these changes. We are also monitoring the
growth of individual dolphins, which al-
lows us to assess the stability of their food
sources (fish populations). In this way we
can use dolphins to tell us about the state of
the marine food web.
"In the last three years, we have mea-
sured more than 50 dolphins, and we will
continue to measure them to assess growth.
Measurements are obtained using a photo-
grammetric approach, so we do not disturb
or capture the dolphins. It is a very excit-
ing time for our research as we are starting
to see the rewards of a long-term monitor-
ing program."
Dr. Durban said the findings are used
to help monitor and conserve the health
of the marine environment around Ab-
aco. BMMRO provides an annual re-
port to the Ministry of Agriculture and
Marine Resources in the hopes that the
scientific advice will be used to develop
sustainable marine policies that promote
The findings are also being used to help
educate. Through their partnership with
Friends of the Environment, they give
talks and presentations in the community
including talks to local school groups.
"In each of the past three years, we have
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By Jennifer Hudson
Lovely Reckley, a lady well known on
Abaco for her amazing craft work, did not
attend the recent 12th Annual BahamArts
Festival in Nassau this year as she is busy
preparing for a very special Home and
Craft Show which will be held for three
days at the end of January in France. She
is very excited to have been selected to
participate as the show will be attended by
buyers from all over the world. Only the
top artists and artisans get the chance to
display at this show.
Mrs. Reckley's fine work was discov-
ered at the 11th Annual BahamArts Fes-
tival at Arawak Cay last year. A repre-
sentative from France was there and was
very impressed with Mrs. Reckley's straw
bags of which she took photographs to take
back along with the work of other people
she was interested in. A panel narrowed
the field down to 25 and then finally to six
who will actually get to show their work.
Congratulations to Mrs. Reckley for being
one of the six chosen. The others are from
Eleuthera, Andros, Long Island and two
from Nassau.

All six of
the finalists
in a work-
shop with
the presenter
in Nassau
at which
she showed
them what
was expected Lovely Reckley
of them and the level of work required.
Although Mrs. Reckley does many types
of craft work, it is her straw bags which
she has been asked to display at the show.
When asked why she thinks her straw bags
were singled out from all of the others, she
replied, "All of my bags are lined with An-
drosia print, and I take pride in my finish
We look forward to hearing of Mrs.
Reckley's experience at the French Show
on her return. Last year she spent several
months in China perfecting her skills in the
art of embroidery.


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Lovely Reckley Prepares

for Home and Craft Show

taken the students from Forest Heights
Academy on a field trip to learn about
dolphins and our research, and I have also
given a presentation to the Hope Town
School. I hope that this will encourage
a sense of ownership and value for this
unique marine environment, which will
support further conservation. Our find-
ings will also continue to be published in
international scientific journals, so we can
compare this dolphin population to others
around the world. We have already pub-
lished on the abundance of dolphins around
Abaco, the social structure and the genetic
diversity, and we have a new paper that is
shortly to appear on the calving seasonal-
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month a year. Before his departure, Dr.
Durban held a presentation at the Hope
Town Lodge on October 21. He always
enjoys the opportunity to share informa-
tion and hear other people's stories.
"It is very encouraging to talk to people
and realize that the overwhelming reason
why we all love Abaco, whether visitors
or locals alike, is because of the spectacu-
lar natural environment. Dolphins are a
visible feature of this environment, and
they are a sentinel, which we can watch in
order to ensure that we safeguard it. The
dolphins are a key part of the Bahamas
natural heritage, and I hope our work goes
some way towards preserving this for us
all to enjoy."
He has now travelled on to Andros for
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much larger area than Nassau. They got
plenty of megawatts in Nassau and they have
outages as well because this transformer or
that cable blew, not because there aren't
enough megawatts to go around. So what
kind of preventative maintenance program,
if any, does BEC have in place now for all
those miles of cable, above ground, under-
ground and below the sea, not to mention
thousands of transformers and disconnects,
some of this equipment exposed to heavy
concentrations of salt spray, tree branches
slapping, etc.
I am convinced that there are people at
BEC (upper management) that haven't a
clue how important preventative mainte-
nance can be, that their mentality is "if it
ain't broke, don't fix it" and "if it breaks,
do the minimum needed to get the power
back on." Time and time again there have
been problems with the underwater cable to
Elbow Cay, Man-O-War and Great Guana
Cay and what does BEC do? Splice it back
together and hope for the best. Why not
replace these cables with something that is
more durable in the marine environment as
well as being able to handle the load with
reserve capacity? Seems like a no brainer
Let me say that I am in no way slam-
ming the BEC linesmen like Lloyd Rolle
or Pepper Thompson, who come out day
and night, all sorts of weather to fix the
problem, only to have to fix the same thing
again next week. I know they tell their su-
pervisor what really needs to happen to fix
the problem, but who knows what happens
in the chain of command after that? The

transformer station on North Parrot Cay
was in a deplorable condition for months
after a transformer fire took place there
and was not properly repaired until after
the first UTube video hit the internet show-
ing this just prior to the September 10th
meeting. I suspect someone in upper man-
agement, like Frederik Gottlieb, Chairman
of BEC, first found out about the shoddy
conditions at the transformer station be-
cause of that video, and as a result, it was
properly repaired in early October, finally.
Se here is BEC, our supplier of electric-
ity, who can't deal with things like upgrad-
ing the power cables to handle the load or
repairing transformer stations in a timely
manner, how will they handle the inevi-
table spill of Bunker C fuel into the water
or ground? I shudder to think. Oh, they
(BEC) say, "We've been handling Bunker
C for 20 years in Nassau; we know what to
do if we have a spill." I disagree, and so do
lots of other people. And all those mega-
watts that we may need now and WILL
need going forward, they are going to be
blowing cables, transformers and switches
like mad.
So what is the point in this long winded
rant? It's simple. If we expect dependable
electricity with a reasonable degree of en-
vironmental responsibility thrown in, we
must stay vigilant and not drop our guard
down. We got to keep on BEC and the
government. How best to do this? In my
opinion the best thing to do is make noise.
BEC will need a spill response team, prop-
erly trained and equipped to handle the
situation. They have none for Abaco. I
think they should be advertising for Baha-
mians RIGHT NOW to fill these positions
so that they can be in place when the first

tanker load of the gunk arrives at Wilson
City. Will they do this? Only if we keep
the pressure on! Because if we do not, they
will not do anything till it happens, THEN
they will respond. But how much damage
will be done while they scramble to clean
up with inadequate training or equipment?
Scary thought.
We need to make noise, folks, local as
well as second homeowners and regular
visitors. We all pay taxes so we all have
a say. Internet chatting is good, but not
good enough. Coordinated letters, faxes,
e-mails, personal appearances at key gov-
ernment offices with a crowd of people and
public protests are all methods that have
generated results in the past on issues such
as long-lining and road paving for exam-
ple. So perhaps the Wilson City location IS
a "done deal." That would be a shame. But
we can still put pressure on BEC to get a
spill response team for Abaco. And while
we are putting pressure on the government,
how about the new Marsh Harbour air-
strip? And that small, outdated terminal?
Could we also please have a few more po-
lice for Abaco with enough equipment to
properly fight crime including boat thefts?
Is this asking too much? No way! I care for
my country and its future. I just cannot sit
back any longer to "wait and see."
I await your suggestions as to how
we can move forward in a positive way.
Thanks for taking time to read this.
Stafford Patterson
We need vision
Dear Editor:
It was great to see so many people come
out and participate in the BEC meeting.
I think the question we have to ask our-

selves is, What do we want?" What is our
vision for the future of Abaco? How do we
want it to be? And most importantly, Who
is responsible for making it happen?
After 20 years of promises we still have
a shack for an airport, our roads need to be
paved, the runway that was built how long
ago is still not open and the traffic light by
K& S still is not working. You would have
to be blind or stupid to actually think that
we had a government that cared or was ef-
fective in any way.
Yet, we give away our power to people
in Nassau who have no interest on Abaco
except for how much of OUR money they
can take.
So, who is responsible? Do we really
get the government we deserve? Are we
ultimately responsible for what we get?
How many times have you said, "It does
not mater what I do or say, they going to
do what they want?" If everyone thought
that, then how many people would have
turned up for that BEC meeting? You got
it zero. I think for the first time the Abaco
people stood up to government. Maybe it
was not that effective, but it was a begin-
ning. If anything, people got to see the
power of participation.
Now to the meeting, BEC's claim that
an alternative energy solution is not viable
is a complete lie. Right now at this very
moment Florida Power and Light is build-
ing a 75mw solar thermal power plant in
Martin County, which is just north of Palm
Beach County. Do you think they would
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a secret'? Why are they pushing this on us
when so many other options are available.
Who will profit from it?
Back to Vision, Barbados has a vision,
a plan to have 60 percent of their energy
source come form alternative sources.
They have achieved over 20 percent of
that. Over 15 percent of that is by way of
solar hot water. Over 40,000 units have
been installed. It saves the country over $6
million in imported oil costs. Money that
stays in Barbados. Jamaica is now making
strides to do the same. The Bahamas has
no plan, no goal, we have done nothing.
Have you ever been on vacation and
come to a small town and said, Wow!
What a beautiful town. Do you think that
just magically happens? Who makes that
happen? The town people do! They have a
vision, a plan, they care, they want it.
Once they build that Bunker C plant, we
are stuck with it for a very long time. If
you look at BEC's track record, you know
what's going to happen with maintenance.
Who will clean up the mess?
So, can Abaco have clean power? Can
we have a first class airport? Can we have
a hospital and a beautiful downtown?
Only if we want it. Only if we make

it happen. If you think that your Abaco
Prime Minister is going to do it for you,
then its time to get your head out of the
sand. It's your island and your money. If
you don't care, if you don't want it, then
who will? The moment YOU start to take
responsibility for what happens on Abaco
is the moment things will change. It's your
choice. What's it going to be ?
Andrew Curry
[Editor's note:
True the traffic light mentioned at the
K & S auto Service corner has not been
installed for a year or more, but it is not
because of the indifference of local gov-
ernment. The Marsh Harbour Town Com-
mittee has tried to have this light put up,
and it has paid electricians to make the
The problem is that BEC has encoun-
tered many obstacles by the property own-
er in the placement of the required pole
needed for the light. Letters have been
written, a surveyor has been paid and de-
tailed maps have been drawn, but BEC has
been unable to place the pole.
It is ironic that one person has been able
to stop BEC from placing one power pole
on the edge of a public road when a $100
million power plant can be built without
permits and over the objections of hun-

dreds of persons.
Maybe those objecting to the new pow-
er plant should consult with the property
owner to find out how to manage BEC.]
No power plant at
Norman's Castle
Dear Editor:
The entire peninsula of Norman's Cas-
tle is a geologically fragile area, worthy
of becoming a national park. It is an area
rich in multiple biological habitats.
The second largest fresh water lens on
Abaco lies under the peninsula. The whole
area is a limestone sponge permeated with
fresh water. A major well field is located
here. The runoff, spills and other detritus
from a power plant will go directly into
the lens and well field. In excessively
rainy weather the puddles in the road are
part of the very lens itself. Bad enough -
the pollution left by vehicles in the area.
A 4,000 acre farm is located here with
10 and 20 acre plots being leased to farm-
ers of organic produce. Organic, not pro-
duce dusted with soot and fall out, soaked
with oil-laden water.
The 3,800 acre preserve for the wild
horses of Abaco is here. Horses have al-
ready died from chemical poisoning, one
of them still living has lungs damaged by

chemical inhalation. Are these animals
now to be forced to breathe polluted air?
To drink polluted water? To forage on
plants coated with soot and oil? These are
the worlds's most endangered breed of
horse, a largely ignored national treasure
and carriers of genes brought to the New
World by Columbus. Abaconians may not
care, but the world does.
The forest of the preserve is "one of the
top three of its kind," said a Nature Con-
servancy representative, "and is certainly
the finest on Abaco." Trees over 100 years
old still stand in the heart of the preserve.
Is this splendid haven to be destroyed by
fallout, oil spills, noise and stench when it
can become a focal point for bicycle tours,
hiking, birding (the area is part of the an-
nual Christmas bird count), botany and
geology tours, kayaking and diving? Yes,
diving. There is an offshore reef in the
area. What will barges' turbulence, silt and
runoff do to that? It's about the only reef
that is available for snorkeling and diving
during norther weather. And what of the
Blue Hole, will you swim through a film
of oil as you breath the smoke and stench
and cannot hear the birdsongs because of
the noise?
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Page 26 Section A The Abaconian

November 15, 2009

UJtotC S~ttekS to the gdltok

Letters From Page 25

Why is Abaco (or is it Nassau) totally
bent on destroying the incredible gifts God
has given this place, destroying the very
gifts that draw visitors back year after
hear and entice new ones? Do you not see
what is before you eyes, the glory and the
beauty? Do you only see more huge LCD
television screens, more air conditioners?
If you must have these things, then sup-
port them yourself by generating your own
power. Not by demanding more from the
main grid.
Leave the power plant where it is, up-
grade it responsibly. And put an incinera-
tor across the road. Or, move it next to the
dump at Snake Cay. Within a few short
years enough methane will be produced at
the land fill to generate a lot of electricity.
An incinerator on site can produce enough
steam power to drive more generators to
make more power.
There are no mysteries here nor is there
any need to use outdated, environmentally
irresponsible and destructive stopgap mea-
sures. Individual homes can be retrofitted
or built with solar capability and wind pow-
er; government can assist by easing tariffs
and introducing supportive measures; BEC
must be forced into buying back power that
is produced by self-sustaining homes and
sensible use of trash. All of these technolo-
gies can be used to produce more power.
And has anyone considered a moratorium
on the land grab that's putting square miles
of Abaco into the hands of developers who
have no plans for producing their own
clean power but who plan to place ever

growing demands on BEC?
Will Rape and Scrape always be the way
Abaco is treated? Does anyone understand
the word sustainable?
There isn't a lot of time to think about
this anymore. The technology is here now
to create a clean, sane future for Abaco.
Be a part of it. Stop the foolishness over
Norman's Castle and Wilson City. Do
what you can to reduce the load on BEC,
upgrade your own systems responsibly and
demand that BEC do the same. Push for
sensible use of waste materials, push for
clean air and a healthy island.
Upset with BEC's plans
Potential environmental and
tourism-related disaster
Dear Editor:
Would you kindly print this letter in The
Mr. Vincent Vanderpool-Wallace
Mr. Earl Deveaux
Mr. Phenton 0. Neymour
Mr. Lawrence F. Cartwright
As a frequent and long time visitor to
Abaco, more specifically Hope Town, as
well as an experienced and frequent boater
and snorkeler in and around Abaco over
the past 16 years, I was extremely sur-
prised to take notice of the advanced plans
to install a "C" fuel type generating plant
two miles from what has to be one of the
most environmentally sensitive and at the
same time attractive areas of the Sea of
Abaco at the old Wilson City lumber site
adjacent to the Pelican Cays Reserve. This
I witnessed during our just completed 2.5
week stay, a cottage and boat at Parrot

Cay, Hope Town.
You are obviously aware of the situa-
tion. For those who are not completely fa-
miliar with the enormous potential risks of
the "project," I refer to the many articles
of the excellent newspaper The Abaconian:
Having worked in the Health Care in-
dustry over the past 40 years and hav-
ing experience at managing and building
industrial plants in the US,. Europe and
Latin America, I believe I have a thorough
and realistic understanding of the potential
risks involved in the now "decided" gener-
ating plant on Abaco.
It is simply incredible to me that the
Bahamian government, usually very sensi-
tive to its tourism industry and the directly
related environment, is seemingly putting
aside all logical considerations regarding
alternatives to the totally outdated and pol-
luting technology of the targeted C fueled
plant as well as of the enormous risk of
having it located to one of the most sensi-
tive and pristine areas of Abaco, including,
in my view, the totally unacceptable risk
of having to have C fuel tankers coming in
over the bars (almost always at least four-
to six-foot swell with a depth of around 18
feet at best) and unloading inside the Sea of
Abaco right on top of the Sandy Cay Reef,
a protected dive and snorkel site as well as
the Bight of Old Robinson, just to mention
a few of the most sensitive areas.
I urge you to speedily reconsider your
plans and to seriously review all sugges-
tions and comments made very recently.
It may be that this project is "managed"
by BEST. If so, it is even stranger to me
that an Abaconian, Frederik Gottlieb, son
of a well known pioneering medical doctor
in the area, apparently put aside all other

options. Needless to say, upgrading your
existing units and not working generating
units at Marsh Harbour, wind and solar en-
ergy even as an in between solution would
come to mind.
Jan H.A. Kamps

Rotary Club is

Dear Editor:
On October 17 the Rotary Club of Ab-
aco presented Paul Harris Awards to three
deserving persons: Michael Malone, Moth-
er Merle Williams and David Ralph. All
three of the honourees made their marks
in our community, and the award given to
these remarkable individuals is very good
and commendable of our Rotary Club. As
you know, there were many others in the
past, and there will be many others in the
future who have yet to receive such an out-
standing award. I say good job to the Ro-
tary Club of Abaco of which I am one of
the founding members, and I am proud to
be just that.
I love the Rotary four-way test:
1. Is it the truth?
2. Is it fair to all concerned?
3. Will it build goodwill?
4. Will it be beneficial to all concerned?
At this point, let me be the first to say -
congratulations to the recipients of the Paul
Harris Award. Please continue your work
of service above self particularly to the two
who are still with us. God bless Michael,
who has completed his assignment, and I
am sure the good Lord said to him, "Well
done, thy good and faithful servant." Mi-
chael was full of love for his fellow man.
May his soul rest in peace.
Joseph Sawyer

on ~uctors

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Abaco Vacation Planner + 25 hse 367-3529

Bahamas Vacations + 80
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Marina Albury Cottages 5 cottages
Grand Cay
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Green Turtle Cay

The Bahamas National Graphic Information Systems
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Ministry of The Environment

in collaboration with
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Wednesday, 18th November 2009
9:30 a.m.
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Bluff House
Cocobay Cottages
Green Turtle Club
Island Properties +
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Ocean Blue Properties +
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Roberts Cottages
Dive Guana
Dolphin Bch Resort
Donna Sands +
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Guana Seaside
Ocean Frontier
Ward's Landing
Abaco Inn
Club Soleil
Crystal Villas
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Hope T Harb Lodge
Hope T Hideaways +
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Lighthouse Rentals
Sea Gull Cottages +
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Tanny Key +
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30 rm
6 cott
35 rm
34 hse
9 rm

3 cott

Lubbers Quarters
Sea Level Cottages 4 hse
Island Home Rentals + 8 hse

00-462-2426 Schooner's Landing
Marsh Hart
366-2053 Abaco Beach Resort
366-2075 Abaco Real Estate +
352-5458 Ambassador Inn
Bustick Bight Resort
365-4247 Conch Inn
365-5464 D's Guest House
365-4271 Living Easy
365-4047 Island Breezes Motel
365-4161 Lofty Fig Villas
365-4636 Pelican Beach Villas
365-4226 Regattas (Prev. Abaco Towns)
365-4105 Moore's

mna Cay
II hse 365-5178
4 rm 10 cott.365-5137
12 hse 365-5195
6 units 365-5133
8rm 7cott 365-5106
4 units 904-982-2762
pe Town
22 rm 366-0133
6 rm I cott 366-0003
7 villas 888-812-2243
53 hse 366-0035
25 rm 3660095
63 hse 366-0224
3 hse 366-0030
4 cott 366-0154
3 hse 366-0266
6 villas 366-0065
43 hse 366-0053
4 villas 366-0557

Moore's Is Bonefish Camp



5 condos 365-6072
bour area
82 rms 367-215
6 hse 367-271,
3 rms 367-446
6 rms 367-202
8 rms 367-398
9 rms 367-400
6 rms 3 367-398

8 rms
6 eff
6 cott
32 effic
8 rm




Sandy Point
Oeisha's Resort 366-4139
Pete & Gay's Resort 14 rm 366-4119
Rickmon's Bonefishing 10 rm 366-4477
Spanish Cay
Spanish Cay Resort 18 rm 6 hse 365-0083
Treasure Cay
Bahama Beach Club 88 units 365-8500
Island Dreams + 45 hse 365-8507
Treasure Cay Resort 95 rms 365-8801
Mark's Bungalows 4 units 365-8506
Wood Cay
Tangelo Hotel 19 rm 3 villa365-2222
Web Sites with Abaco Information

Rev. Oct 09

November 15, 2009

The Abaconian

Section A

Emergency Services
Police Marsh Harbour 367-2560 911
B. Electricity Corp 367-2727, 367-2846, 367-4667
Water & Sewerage 475-1499, 475-5518
The following services are provided by volunteers
Fire Marsh Harbour 367-2000
Fire Dundas Town 367-2935 or 4935
Fire -Hope Town VHF Ch 16
Fire Green Turtle Cay 365-4133
Fire Man-0-War 365-6911
Treasure Cay Fire & Rescue 365-9112
BASRA Bah Air Sea Rescue Assoc all areas Marine VHF 16
Hope Town 366-0500 Marsh Harbour 367-3752
Guana Cay 365-5178 Treasure Cay 365-8749

Medical Services
Abaco Family Medicine Marsh Harbour...367-2295
Auskell Advanced Medical Clinic .............367-0020
Marsh Harbour Medical Centre..............367-0049
Government Clinic Marsh Harbour .........367-2510
Corbett Clinic Treasure Cay .................365-8288
Government Clinic Cooper's Town .........365-0300
Government Clinic Green Turtle Cay .....365-4028
Government Clinic Hope Town ................366-0108
Government Clinic Sandy Point .............366-4010
Government Clinic Fox Town ...............365-2172

Tourism's People-to-People program
Be matched with a local person or family with a similar interest such
as Bird watching, Attending church, Foreign language, School class
visit, Environmental interest Marine, Native plants, History, Humane
Society, etc. This is not a dating service or an offer for a free meal
or lodging but an opportunity to meet someone locally with similar
interests. Call Tourism's Doranell Swain at 367-3067 for more informa-
tion. Email: dswain@bahamas.com

Airlines Serving Abaco
AbacoAir Nassau, N Eleuthera, Moores Is 367-2266
American Eagle Miami 367-2231
Bahamasair- NassauW Palm B, Ft Laud 367-2095
Continental Connection Miami
Ft Laud and W Palm Beach 367-3415
Regional Freeport
Sky Bahamas- Nassau 367-0446
Southern Air Nassau 367-2498
Twin Air Calypso- Fort Lauderdale 367-0140
Yellow Air Taxi- Ft Lauderdale 367-0032
Local air charters serving Bahamas & S.Florida
AbacoAir 367-2266
Cherokee Air Charters 367-3450

Dive Shops
Abaco Dive Adventures, Marsh Harbour.......................... 367-2963
Above & Below, Marsh Harbour 367-0350
Dive Abaco 1978, Marsh Harbour 367-2787
Froggies, Hope Town 366-0431
Treasure Divers, Treasure Cay 365-8571
Brendal's Dive, Green T. Cay 365-4411
Dive Guana 365-5178
Man-0-War Dive Shop 365-6013

Taxi Cab Fares for one or two passengers
Plus extra for each passengers above two
Marsh Harbour Airport to (effective 22 Dec 08)
Clinic, Downtown, Regattas, $10
Ab Bch Resort, Eastern Shore, Pelican shore $15
Spring City $15
Dundas Town, Nat Ins bldg, C Abaco Primary Sch $15
Murphy Town & Great Cistern $20
Snake Cay $35
Casuarina Point $60
Cherokee, Winding Bay, Little Harbour $80
Bahama Palm Shore $90
Crossing Rocks $105
Sandy Point $150
Leisure Lee $50
Treasure Cay Aorport, G Turtle ferry $80
Treasure Cay Resort $85
Fox Town $185
Between Marsh Harbour Ferry and:
Clinic, downtown, Ab Beach Hotel $ 5
Nat Ins Bldg, Murphy Town, Gr Cistern $10
Waiting time X$20 per hour, X$10 per half hour
Children under three free Caged pets as people
Luggage X$1.00 each over four, Surf boards X$4.00 ea.

Treasure Cay Airport to: Effective 22 Dec 085
Green Turtle Cay ferry dock $10
Madeira Park $20
Sand Banks $25
Treasure Cay Resort $30
Leisure Lee $45
Black Wood $20
Fire Road & Cooper's Town $40
Cedar Harbour $60
Wood Cay $70
Mount Hope $80
Fox Town $70
Crown Haven $90
Marsh Harbour airport $85

Green Turtle Ferry to Marsh H Airport $80

T Cay Hotel to Marsh Harbour X$65 + $10
T C Hotel to G Turtle Ferry (Blue Hole $24) X$18 + $5
T C Hotel to Bonefish Marles X$22 + $5
T C Hotel to Joe's Creek X$35 + $5
T C Hotel to Moxey X$16 + $5

Compliments of The Abaconian

All phones use area code 242 unless noted

Ferry Schedules Departure times shown Daily service unless noted
Marsh Harbour to Hope Town or Man-0-War 20 minutes, Guana Cay 40 minutes
Albury's Ferry Service Ph 367-3147 or 367-0290 VHF Ch. 16 Hope Town & Man-O-War from Crossing Bch
Marsh Harbour > Hope Town 7:15 am 9 10:30 12:15 pm* 2 4 5:45
Return 8 am 9:45 11:30 1:30 pm* 3 4 5 6:30
Marsh Harbour > White Sound Contractor's special Mon Fri 7 am Return 5 pm
Marsh Harbour > Man-O-War 10:30 am 12:15 pm 2:30* 4 5:45
Return 8 am 11:30 1:30 pm 3:15* 5 Sundays
Marsh H. > Guana Cay (& Scotland Cay with advance notice) from Conch Inn or
(6:45am Union Jack Dock) 10:30 1:30 pm 3:30 5:45* hday
Return 8 am 11:30 2:30 pm 4:45 5:45
Fare Adult prepaid oneway $15 / open return $25, Kids 6-11 half, Under 6 free
Green Turtle Ferry Phone 365-4166, 4128, 4151 VHF Ch 16 Ten minute ride
Green T Cay to Treasure Cay Airport 8 am 9 II 12:15 1:30 3 4:30
T Cay Airport to Green T Cay 8:30 am 10:30 11:30 1:30 2:30 3:30 4:30 5
New Plymouth one way adult $10 (Children $7) Round trip $15 Extra to some G T Cay docks
Abaco Adventures Ph 365-8749 VHF Ch 16
Treasure Cay to Guana Cay Sunday Lv 12 & returns 4:45 p.m. $25 RT
T Cay to Man-O-War/ Hope Town Wed 9:30 am, return 4:30 pm $35 RT
T Cay to Guana Cay Sunset Cruise Fr $25, call for time
Pinder's Ferry Service Between Abaco & Grand Bahama -
Crown Haven, Abaco to McLean's Town, Grand Bah. -Daily 7:00 am & 2:30 pm
McLean's Town to Crown Haven return Daily 8:30 am & 4:30 pm
Fare $45 OW / $90 RT Children half fare Call Abaco 365-2356 for information
Bus between Freeport and McLean's Town Rental automobiles at both terminals.
Bahamas Ferries Sandy Point to Nassau under 4 Hr. Call Sandy Point 366-4119
or Marsh Harbour 367-5250 for sailing dates Adults $95 RT, $55 OW Cars & trucks
The Great Abaco Express Marsh Harbour charter bus to N Abaco Call 367-2165, Group tours

Albert Lowe Museum Green Turtle Cay
Capt Roland Roberts House, reef exhibits.......Green Turtle Cay
Memorial Sculpture Garden...................... Green Turtle Cay
Wyannie Malone Historical Museum..................... Hope Town
Elbow Cay Light Station Hope Town
Walk to & swim on Mermaid Reef off M Harb. ..Pelican Shore
Drive to & swim in Blue Hole .............Treasure Cay farm road
Art studio & working foundry- .................... Little Harbour
Working boatyards Man-0-War cay
Pocket beaches i Crossing Beach in Marsh Harbour
Witches Point 3 miles S. of Marsh Harbour
Little Harbour 20 miles S. of Marsh Harbour
Cherokee 23 miles S of Marsh Harbour
Miles of beach are generally on ocean exposures
Treasure Cay Green Turtle Cay Guana Cay Elbow Cay
Man-0-War Cay Casuarina Point Bahama Palm Shore
Sandy Point & more
Items of interest Man-0-War boat yards Blackwood
blue hole & sisal mill Cedar Harbour plantation ruins need
guide Hole-in- Wall lighthouse last mile very rough road *
Abaco wild horses by appointment 367-4805 Bird watching -
ask tourism 367-3067

Tours & Excursions
Abaco Eco Tours & Kayak rental 475--9616
Abaco Island Tours Marsh Harbour 367-2936
Above & Below Marsh Harbour 367-0350
Dive Abaco 1978, Marsh Harbour 367-2787
Brendals Dive Green Turtle Cay 365-4411
Excursion boat Froggies Hope T 366-0024
Adventure on Prozac T Cay 365-8749

Abaco Marinas Slips Fuel Phone
Walker's Cay
W alker's Cay -................................. Closed
Green Turtle Cay
Bluff House ................45....... F......365-4200
Green Turtle Club ......32....... F......365-4271
Black Sound Marina...15.............. 365-4531
Other Shore Club.......12.......F ......365-4195
Abaco Yacht Service.. 10....... F ......365-4033
Treasure Cay
Treasure Cay Marina150 ...... F......365-8250
Man-O-War Marina ...26....... F......365-6008
Marsh Harbour
Boat Harbour Marina183....... F......367-2736
Conch Inn.............75....... F .....367-4000
Harbour View Marina.36.......F .....367-2182
Mangoes Marina........29.............. 367-2366
Marsh Harbour Marina52 F 367 2700
Hope Town
Hope Town Marina.....16.............. 366-0003
Hope Town Hideaways................. 366-0224
Lighthouse Marina .......6....... F......366-0154
Sea Spray ..................60....... F......366-0065
Spanish Cay
Spanish Cay Marina...75....... F...... 365-0083
Guana Cay
Orchid Bay .................64 ...... F......365-5175
Boats can clear Customs at Green Turtle Cay,
Treasure Cay or Marsh Harbour

Please bring errors &
revisions to our atten-
tion Rev 15 Jun 09

Everyone reads The Abaconian

Charter Boats
Lucky Strike Hope T 366-0101
Sea Gull Hope Town 366-0266
A Salt Weapon Hope Town 366-0245
Down Deep 366-3143
Local Boy 366-0528
Back Breaker 365-5140

Bikes & Scooters Boats Cars & Carts
Rentals Marsh Harbour
A& P Car Rentals ........................... 367-2655
B & B Boat Rentals.......................... 367-7368
Bargain Car Rentals......................... 367-0500
Blue Wave Boat Rentals .................367-3910
Concept Boat Rentals...................... 367-5570
Power Cat Boat Rentals ... ........................
Quality Star Car Rentals (Texaco) .....367-2979
Rainbow Boat Rentals .............. 367-4602
Rental Wheels Scooters, Bikes, Cars 367-4643
Rich's Boat Rentals ........................ 367-2742
Sea Horse Boat Rentals .................367-2513
Sea Star Car Rentals ...................... 367-4887
Green Turtle Cay
Bay Street Rentals + ........477-5300 365-4070
Brendals Dive Bikes & Kayak rental ...365-4411
C & D Cart Rental ........................... 365-4084
D & P Cart Rental ............................ 365-4655
Donnie's Boat Rentals....................... 365-4119
New Plymouth Cart Rentals.. 365-4188 or 4149
Reef Boat Rentals ........................... 365-4145
Sea Side Carts & Bikes....................365-4147
T & A Cart Rentals........................... 375-8055
Guana Cay
Donna Sands Cart Rentals ............ 365-5195
Dive Guana Boats & Bikes.............. 365-5178
Orchid Bay Cart rentals................... 354-5175
Conch Pearl Boat Rentals.................365-6502
Island Treasures Cart Rentals ...........365-6072
Ria-Mar Golf Cart Rentals................365-6024
Waterways Boat Rental ..357-6540 & 365-6143
Hope Town
Cat's Paw Boat Rentals...................366-0380
Hope Town Cart Rentals .................366-0064
Island Cart Rentals ......................... 366-0448
Island Marine Boat Rentals .............366-0282
J R's Cart Rental.............................. 366-0361
Sea Horse Boat Rentals ..................366-0023
T & N Cart Rentals........................... 366-0069
Treasure Cay
Adventure on Prozac Kayak .............365-8749
Alison Car Rent ............................... 365-8193
Cash's Carts..................................... 365-8771
Claridge's Cart Rentals ................... 365-8248
Cornish Car Rentals........................ 365-8623
JIC Boat Rentals ............................. 365-8465
Triple J Car Rentals ......................... 365-8761
Abaco Adventures Kayaks .............. 365-8749

Bonefish Guides
Sandy Point
Patrick Roberts .. 366-4286
Nicholas Roberts
Derrick Gaitor
Ferdinand Burrows 366-4133
Vernal Burrows
Kendall White
Anthony Bain ......366-4107
Floyd Burrows .... 366-4175
Links Adderly ......366-4335
Valentino Lightbourne
Ricky Burrows .... 366-4233
Marsh Harbour
JodyAlbury .........375-8068
Terrance Davis.... 367-4464
Buddy Pinder.......366-2163
Justin Sands ......367-3526
Danny Sawyer.....367-3577
Jay Sawyer ........367-3941
David Albury .......365-6059

Crossing Rocks
Tony Russell .......366-3259
W ill Sawyer............. 366-2177
Marty Sawyer.......... 366-2115
Noel Lowe ...............366-2107
Randy Sawyer.........366-2284
Casaurina Point
Junior Albury ...........366-3058
Hope Town
Maitland Lowe ........366-0234
North Abaco
O'Donald Mclntosh..477-5037
Pope McKenzie .......477-5894
Orthnell Russell ......365-0125
Alexander Rolle.......365-0120
Edward Rolle ..........365-0024
Green Turtle Cay
Rick Sawyer.............365-4261
Ronnie Sawyer .......365-4070
Jeff Survance ..........365-4040

To Abaco by land and sea from Florida Take Discovery Cruise
Line (954-971-7347) from Ft. Lauderdale to Freeport Bus to McLeans Town *
Ferry to Crown Haven Bus, taxi or rental car to Green Turtle Ferry or Marsh
Harbour *Taxi to Marsh Harbour ferry dock Ferry to Hope Town, Man-0-War
or Guana Cay Its an adventure

Restaurant Guide
Prices $ Low, $$ Moderate, $$$ Upper
(Based on dinner entree range)
+ Picnic tables & restroom only t Provides ride from town
Marsh Harbour
A nglers...........................$$$ ....... ....367-2158
Blue M arlin .........................$ ........... ..367-2002
Curly Tails ......................$$$ ............. 367-4444
G ino's .................................$ ............. 367-7272
Golden Grouper ..............$...........367-2301
Island Cafe.........................$ ........... ..367-6444
Jam ie's Place.....................$ ............ 367-2880
Jib Room .........................$$ ........... ..367-2700
Kentucky Fried Chicken............... ...367-2615
Mangoes ...................... $$$ .............367-2366
P inacle .......... . .... .. ...... .. .. ..............
Pop's Place........................$ .....+ .....367-3796
Sea Shells .........................$ ........... ..367-4460
Snack Shack .....................$.....+.....367-4005
Snappas.............................$ .............. 367-2278
W allys .......................... $$$ .............367-2074
Hope Town
Abaco Inn .............. $$$ .............366-0133
Cap'n Jacks .......................$ ............. 366-0247
Harbour's Edge............... $$...........366-0087
H T Harbour Lodge .......$$$.............366-0095
M unchies .............. ..... ....$ .....+ .....366-0423
Sea Spray ...................... $$..... ..... 366-0065
Little Harbour
Pete's Pub
Lubber's Quarter
Cracker P's....................................... 366-3139
H ibiscus ........................................ 365-6380
Island Treats Snack Bar...................365-6501
Guana Cay
Docksiders .............. $$$.............365-5230
Grabbers ................. $$$ .............365-5133
Nippers ............... $$$ ...........$$$365-5143
Orchid Bay .....................$$$ ............ 265-5175
Treasure Cay
Florence's Cafe .............$...$
Coconuts... ..................
Harbour Cafe ....................$..........$ ...365-8635
Hudson's Delight ....... $ ............365-8648
Spinnaker Restaurant ...$$$.............365-8469
Touch of Class .............$$$.............365-8195
Green Turtle Cay
Bluff House.............. $$$ .............365-4200
Jolly Roger Bistro.............$$.............365-4200
Green Turtle Club ..........$$$.............365-4271
Harvey's Island Grill .........$$ .............365-4389
Laura's Kitchen ...............$$...........365-4287
McIntosh's Restaurant .... $$.............365-4625
Plymouth Rock Cafe ........................365-4234
Rooster's Rest ................$$....... ....365-4066
Sundowners..................................... 365-4060
Wrecking Tree Restaurant
Sandy Point
Nancy's ... ...................
Pete & Gays .................$$$ ........... 366-4119
Rickmon Bonefish Lodge.................366-4477

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NOVEMBER 15th, 2009

Two Abaco teachers are honoured

Ceremony for top eight teachers took place at Government House

Two teachers from Abaco were among the eight teachers selected nationwide to receive the Fidelity Sir Gerald Cash National Dis-
tinguished Teachers' Awards that annually selects outstanding teachers. Candace Key from the Hope Town Primary School, third
from the left, and Neulessa Lundy-Major of the Central Abaco Primary School, fourth from left, were honoured during a ceremony
held at Government House in Nassau on October 23. Each of the honourees received a check for $1000 and the honour of being the
first group named as Fidelity Sir Gerald Cash National Distinguished Teachers.

By Samantha V. Evans
The Fidelity Sir Gerald Cash National
Distinguished Teacher Award was held in
conjunction with the Bahamas Union of
Teachers. Teachers had to meet many cri-
teria and be nominated by a colleague to
receive the award. The winners this year
included two from Abaco, Neulessa Major
and Candice Key.
On October 23rd an honours ceremony
was held at Government House in Nassau
at which time all winners received their
cash prizes and the plaques. Mrs. Ma-
jor and Mrs. Key have been asked to be
spokespersons for Fidelity Bank Abaco to
educate teachers and other professionals
about the services the bank has to offer.
They will be featured on the company web-
site as well. Both ladies are distinguished
teachers in the public educational system
within The Bahamas.
Neulessa Major was described as a per-
son who is always happy and smiling. She
is a woman of God; one who believes that
her life should be flawless in order for her
to be a light for her students so that they
can achieve excellence. She has been a
teacher for 19 years and a grade one level

Please see School Page 4

Little League is organized

in Central Abaco

Central Abaco youth turned out in a good number at a Little League Baseball Clinic
held at the Murphy Town park on October 31. Organized by Administrator Whelma
Colebrooke, coaches from several communities on Abaco joined the coaches brought
from Freeport to learn how to work with the youth to develop their skills in play-
ing baseball. Clyde Edwards, District Administrator of Little League Bahamas, was
pleased with the response and is looking forward to Abaco youth competing nationally.
See story on page 18.

November Events
Hope Town
10th annual Art and Craft Festival Nov. 27
Hope Town Harbour Lodge 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dessert Auction

Box Cart Derby *Nov. 28
Big Hill Elbow Cay beginning at Noon Food and drinks available
Free transportation from public dock in Hope Town
Green Turtle Cay
Community Turkey Dinner Program November 27
Bingo on Basketball Court Food and beverages 5:30 pm

Four died in two-car collision

By Navardo Saunders
A horrific two-car collision claimed the
lives of four young men and left another re-
portedly brain dead and fighting to staying
alive. The shocking tragedy happened on
November 6 on S.C. Bottle Highway near
Andy's Service Station in Treasure Cay.
Eyewitness described the scene as
dreadful. One woman said she could smell
death as the bodies of the victim lay inside
the mangled wreck. Colin Albury, chief of
the Treasure Cay Crash and Recuse, said
it is one the worst accidents he had seen in
two decades.

According to the police report, two cars
crashed head on around 10:20 p.m., a car
driven by Police Const. Valentino Bur-
rows, who was recently assigned to the
Abaco district, and a car driven by Ricardo
Mr. Burrows was the lone occupant
in his vehicle. Mr. Reckley was carrying
three passengers.
Const. Burrows, Mr. Reckley, Romeo
McIntosh, Tony Curry died at the scene
while Valentino McIntosh survived and
Please see Accident Page 2

Halloween brings out

costumed youngsters

This is one of many groups of children who were out Trick or Treating in Marsh
Harbour on Halloween. The children are Eden Cartwright, Harper Romer, Alicia Ad-
derley, Sierra Cartwright, Kennedy Romer and Bracey Adderley. They are accompa-
nied by Courtnee Romer and Stacey Adderley. Trick or Treating is a tradition in most
Abaco communities. See story on page 2.

Halloween is a time for parties

By Mirella Santillo
The economic crisis did not prevent chil-
dren from trick-or-treating nor the adults
from dressing up and patronizing Snappas'
Halloween Party in Marsh Harbour, one
of the establishment's busiest nights of the
season so far. On the contrary, it might
have contributed to the desire of people to
get out and have fun no matter the cost.
The usual trick-or-treaters' hunt, Pelican
Shores and Little Orchard in Marsh Har-
bour, were swarming with group of kids,
some by themselves, some accompanied by
adults walking house to house or with ve-
hicles depositing their masked passengers in
front of dwellings. This year an extra treat
awaited them in Cove Estate in the form of
a haunted house with all the trimmings of
spider webs, ghouls and scary noises. Who
dared to step to the house of Jeffrey and
Yvonne Rogers to ask for candies! Many
children risked it. But a little farther into
Cove Estate, a form dressed in black was
jumping out of a truck as pedestrians ap-

proached, scaring kids and adults
alike out of their wits. According
to some of the trick-or-treaters, it
seems that the candy harvest this
Halloween turned out to be very -
Snappas always has a popu-
lar Halloween party. It party got
underway with the background
music played by DJ Craig Gran-
ville. By ten o' clock the crowd
was elbow to elbow until the
wee hours of the morning.
The annual contest took place
just before midnight, all the
contestants parading on the floor
urged by MC Colin Albury for a
chance of winning the $100 first
prize in one of the three cate- This cou
gories. The Best Couple award well kno
was won by The Devil and His
Wife (Kyle Sands and Amanda Long). The
Mummy (Jessica Spicer) was definitely
recognized as the Best Halloween and the

qple enjoyed the party atmosphere at Snappas,
own for its great party atmosphere.
Chicken in the Bag (Greg Johnston) was
thought to be the most original. The three
runners-up were treated to a case of beer.
The costume contest did not mark the
end of the evening. Most people had come
to socialize, and they stayed to enjoy the
great music performed by the live band,
The Goat Peppers and just have a good
time on a Saturday night.

Accident From Page 1

was airlifted to New Providence where he
was listed in critical condition up to press
All of the victims were reportedly in
their twenties. And the four in the Plym-
outh all resided in the quaint, close knit
community of Blackwood, which was left
shocked and devastated.
Const. Burrows was a 21-year-old who
was his mother's youngest son. He had
been on the police force only two years
Authorities said speed appeared to be a
factor in the accident and appealed to mo-
torists not to go over the speed limits even
when the roads appear deserted.
Officers from New Providence were
dispatched to the island to investigate the
Meanwhile, days after the accident
residents of Blackwood were still trying to
come to grips with the tragedy. The sudden
loss of lives left many heartbroken.
A make shift memorial marks the scene
where the young men, described as fun-
loving, ambitious and full of life, met their
terrible deaths.

Trick or Treaters said that this was a good year for them as the residents were generous
with their goodies. This is a group found in Central Abaco's Little Orchard.

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Treasure Cay Galleon Bay lot $95,000
Casuarina Point Lots 90 & 91 $45,000 each
B.P.Shores lots 5&6 section 4 $30,000 each

B.P.Shores lot 15 section 4
B.P.Shores Beachfront acre section 1
Long Beach Lots 316 & 418 (each)
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Long Beach Lots 31 (REDUCED)
Lynard Cay Lot 10
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Section B

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#4433 ABACO OCEAN CLUB Lot 46 Large waterfront lot. $298,000. Laurie Schreiner
#4193 ABACO OCEAN CLUB LOT 87 Interior lot with high elevation. $125,000. Laurie Schreiner
#4580 ABACO OCEAN CLUB LOT 107 Community dockage available. $79,000. Laurie Schreiner
#3947 ABACO OCEAN CLUB LOT 143 Approximately 1 1,450 sq. ft. $150,000. Bill Albury
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School News

national skills and expertise. She is com- tion competitions and projects. She is the is an ongoing club in which students re-
School From Page 1 mitted to developing the communities she teacher of first Abaco student to win the ceive the prestigious award after accom-
coordinator for several years. She has a serves and has devoted countless hours to Bahamas Primary School Student of the plishing the four aspects of service, skills,
Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Ed- seeing projects succeed. Year Competition. She has led students' physical recreation, and expedition. Led
ucation and is a member of various profes- Mrs. Key has taught for 32 years in Ba- involvement in UNESCO Sandwatch by 12-year veteran unit leader, Principal
sional organizations. hamas and the last 15 years she has been beach monitoring project as National Co- Jim Richard, Spencer Bethell, recently
Mrs. Major is an accomplished Pilot a full time teacher and administrator. She ordinator and focal point leader of Carib- achieved his Bronze award. He also at-
Club International Chartered Member. She has been awarded Master Teacher status bean Youth Environmental Network for tended a two-week expedition to Crooked
is the Bahamas Union of Teachers shop by Ministry of Education. She has a deep this area of the Bahamas. Island with over 100 Bahamian GGYA
steward at Central Abaco Primary School, interest in environmental education and Forest Heights Academy student representatives. Congratulations,
an excellent speaker, leader and team has traveled with students to Scotland, Spencer!
player. She is the Secretary of the South England and France to attend Interna- Clubs in Full Swing On November 4 a group of over 30
Abaco Free National Movement Women's tional Youth Environmental Summits. She Now that Forest Heights Academy stu- Forest Heights students took part in the
Association, and the Assistant Secretary of has taken students to many Caribbean Is- dents have successfully settled into their induction ceremony for the newly formed
the South Abaco Free National Movement lands for Caribbean Environmental Con- studies, extra curricular activities are in Interact Club, which is a service group
General Association. She started the first ferences. Most recently she took students full swing. These clubs held during free sponsored by the Rotary Club. Their pri-
primary school Anchor Club and made to Grenada and Barbados for Youth Cli- time and after school include the Gover- mary project this year will entail raising
history with Pilot Club International. At mate Change Conferences. She has led nor-General's Youth Award, Interact, Pub- funds to purchase goat kids (young goats)
school she is a part of all committees as her school to win many local, national lishing, Arts and Crafts and Drama. Please see School Page 6
the staff highly respects her input, organi- and international environmental educa- The Governor General's Youth Award

Capt. Perry Thomas
Realtor, Office Manager
Endless Summer #508, Eastern Shores, 2 story, 4 bedrooms, 3 bath-
S- rooms. 210' water frontage, 80'
S dock, 6' low water, 9,000 lb.
boat lift. Cypress ceiling and in-
terior walls, laundry room, single
car garage, carport, 15 KW back-
up generator. Reduced from $1,675.000 to $ 1,412,500.00 gross
Great Business Opportunity #506 A restaurant that is ready to
go with all the necessary equip-
ment needed to operate this
lovely building, has sea views, is
on I00'x120' lot.
REDUCED $424,000.

Triplex in Great Cistern # 902 Two 2 bedroom I bath and one
I bedroom Ibath, beautifully land-
scape and furnished. Lot size 17,250
sq. ft. $350,300 gross

Duplex in Central Pines New Listing #903 One 3 bedroom
2 bathroom and a 2 bedroom
I bath apt located in Central
P .1 1!"Pines. Reduced to $241,875
Home in Murphy Town #782 4 Bedroom, 2.5 bath, laudry rm
with a car port, lot
size 90x100 on Forest
Drive. Interior needs
renovation. $151,200

New Listing Home in Casuarina Point #806 less
than 500 ft off the beach, this
gorgeous rustic design with a
flare of elegance, 2 br, 2'2 bth,
living area 14 ft above ground,
pine wood floors, cypress ceiling,
open floor plan, a/c, 200 sq ft of
covered balcony. A perfect beach
house for someone who enjoys beachcombing or swimming with no crowds.
Price $349,900 gross
Forest Drive Murphy Town Duplex #810 two 2 bd rm,
t2 2 bth and a three unit building

a triplex. Price for both places
$3 16,400 gross
Triplex #504, one three-bedroom two-bathroom that is 1950 sq ft on
the top floor and 2 Two-bedroom one-bath apartments on the bottom floor,
property is 90 x 100 Appraised at $ 440,000 This month sales price $434,600

Tina Wells Janet Harding
Sales Agent Realtor

Marsh Harbour #790 Vacant lot with beautiful walls, huge entrance
gate with brick pavers at two entranc-
es, landscaped with sprinlder system,
fresh water from drilled well and two

Dundas Town House and

Duplex #786 & 784 Two 2 bed-
room I bath apartments and a
two bed one bth home both for

Home Off Forest Drive #778 3 br 2bth home on lot 90xl31
ready to move in $190,400 gross

New Listing Duplex Central Pines # 796 two 2 br, 2 bth
apts, beautifully landscaped.
New building $293,800 gross

New listing Home off Forest Drive, Dundas Town
#798 3 br, 2 bth, laun-
dry rm, tv rm, living &
dinning rm, single carport
and covered front porch.
$299,450 gross

New Listin # 914 Du

plex Central Pines two 2
br,lbr brand new never lived in
$254,250.00 gros

Murphy Town #0387, a 2 bed, 2 bath home with an
attached I bed I bath apt, with
central a/c and a huge fenced-in
yard 200 ft length and 70 ft in
depth. $258,272 gross
Three Unit Town House #0711 3 two bedroom one bath
Small with beautiful ocean view
from upstairs balcony. Property
13,690 sq. ft. $320,000

Osbourne Stuart, CRS, CRES, BRI, sVC
Broker, Appraiser, President with 21 years experience
Perry Thomas, BRI Cell 577-0553
Tina Wells Cell 475-3669 Janet Harding Cell 577-0284
Call Adler Realty to have your next appraisal done
Rent your apartment or find an apartment to rent.We can help.

New listing Duplex Marsh Harbour # 800 two 2 br,
I bth apts near M&R Food Store $156,600 gross
Duplex #0713 & 0715 2 bedroom, I bath and I bedroom, I bath
house in Dundas Town $260,000

Home in Murphy Town #792 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath, laundry
rm, two car garage $330,000
Sandy Point #510 waterfront 3 bedroom 3 bathroom 2,000
sq. ft. home with sunken living room, TV room, dining room and large
kitchen on a lot over 26,000 sq. ft. of land. $265,000
Triplex for s ND n #502 2 one-bedroom,
one-bath and I tw $145,000
Reduced oceanfront lot on Tilloo Cay with beach access
and shared do ck. Lot size sq ft 0.73 acres 103ft on water and 315 ft.
Best price on Tilloo Cay, will not last long. Must sell, owner leaving island.
Further reduced from $278,400 to $175,000 gross
For sale 15 acres of land at Baker's Heights near
Leisure Lee off the Treasure Cay Highway. Priced at $450,000, this
property will go fast. Call today.
For sale three lots located on South Lubbers Quarters in the
Abaco Ocean Club Estate. Lots number I I, 44, 112. These lots are
priced individually. 11,022 sf. $88,000 gross
Lot #44 13,307 sf $98,000 gross Lot # 112 20,485 sf. $175,000 gross
Two lots 84 ft. x 100 ft. near Treasure Cay, one
mile northwest of Treasure Cay School. $49,500 each
Best prices in Yellowwood big lots on hillside with views near
Winding Bay and the Abaco Club
Lot# 7 G3 size 12,600 s.f. $57,200 gross
Lot # 7 G4 size 12,600 s.f. $57,200 gross
Best prices on vacant lots in Marsh Harbour.
4 lots 10,286.1 sq. ft. $59,659 each 2 lots 12,086.1 sq. ft. $70,099
4 lots in Murphy Town, water view, across from
Abaco Block and Concrete, commercial. Sold separately 3 lots $48,614
each, I at $48,730
Central Pines S LD sq ft cleared and footing dug
for a two 2br 2bth t psplans $34,000 gross
Off Forest Drive lot with Foundation for a 2br/2bth
house. Price $28,500 gross
Bahama Coral Island lot size 10,066 sq ft corner lot $29,434
Bahama Coral Island lot size 10,330 sq ft with foundation that
is 80% finished. $34,200 gross
Hillside lot wif- 1'Tn Dundas Town #502
$18,600 gross cc I

New listing Large Vacant lot Central Pines 22,047
sq ft. $43,320 gross

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Prestigious Canal Front Development offering
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Prices start at $680,000 + 14%
gated community Treasure Cay's newest
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Starting at $900,000 + 12% closing
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Starting at $907,500 Plus 14% closing
On-site pool and tennis, newly completed
luxury townhouse units directly on
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baths plus loft bedroom/den
Ground floor garage, 2 bed/ 2 bath with
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ocean views with patio/ balcony
Loft bedroom/ den with ocean view
MLS $2,075,000 + 7.5% Closing
4 bed/ 31/ bath fully furnished Town
House with garage and boat slip with 20'
beam. Located at Palm Bay Development
2,000 +/- sq. ft. $907,500 EXC
Anchorage Estates Multi-family Lots 128'
water front, 22,448 sq. ft. Good investment
Price $474,000 EXC
STORAGE / GARAGE UNIT, 21' 6" deep, 11' 8"
wide. Listed for a quick sale at the low price of
$29,750.00 EXC
Recently completed delightful villa with great
marina view and access. Modern 2 bed/ 2
bath CBS fully furnished home, 1020 sq.
ft. plus porches and garden area. Must see to
appreciate. FGS $479,000 EXC

Unit #4 Upstairs 3 bed/2bath fully furnished,
direct beach access. Good rental investment
EXC. $514,250 FGS
Townhouse condos with on- site tennis, heated
pool, office, laundry
Marina view, 2 bed/ 1 1/2 bath, fully furnished,
never rented, extra features.
MUST SEE FGS $295,000
Marina view, 2 bed/ 2 bath and unit fully
furnished- storm shutters- good rental
potential $271,500 + 7.5% closing
Marina view, 2 bed/ 1 1/2 bath fully, furnished
including garage plus vehicle. Good rental
potential. EXC $300,000 FGS
Canal front condos with on site tennis and pool
2 bed / 2 bath lower unit marina view.
Good rental income EXC $526,350
2 bed/ 2 bath lower unit with marina view.
12 ft. boat slip with 12,000 lb. lift. Never
rented. EXC $655,950 FGS
2 bed/ 2 bath lower unit with marina view,
12' boat slip $425,000 +7.5% EXC
Ocean front luxury octagonal units with lagoon/
pool/waterfall. Good rental potential.
Unit #7 Two storey 2 bed/ 2 bath home.
MLS $545,000 + 7.5% closing
Unit #9 two stor" 2 bath home
E) SO -, FGS
Resale condos available in first completed project.
Ready to go. Both units never rented but definite
Downstairs unit 3 bed / 2 bath with den/
optional 4th bed. Completely and tastefully
furnished with many extra features including
garage and Ford Taurus $785,000 + 14%
Canal front condo with on-site pool. Bldg 4.
downstairs, 2 bed, 2 bath, totally redone, 12'
wide slip. $459,675.00 + 7.5% closing EXC
Second row beach with direct ocean access.
Great view. 2 bed / 2 bath, many special
features. MUST SEE EXC. $460,000 FGS
"Gramling House" newly built, 2 storey home
located on Galleon Bay canal with a 45'
dock. Upper level has 4 bed/ 2 bath. Open
living/ dining/ kitchen. Lower level has 2
bed/ 1 bath, laundry room pl us covered
open boat/car storage MUST SELL
"Fish Tales" unique canal front 3 bed / 3 bath
home on 2 full lots, 180' waterfront with 118'
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School From Page 4
for families in Haiti in order to help them
become self sufficient. This is in addition
to their numerous service projects which
will take place here on Abaco.
If you have noticed
students around the S
campus with cam- Grad
eras slung around
their necks or sneak-
ing a picture in class,
it will no doubt be a
member of Publishing
Club. The group, led
by Vidalia Knowles,
is working to finish up i -'
last year's hard cover
year book which is
done entirely on-line .
as they continue with
this year's edition.
Lori Thompson and
Alana Carroll are in
their second year of I Spelling Be
an after school Arts began at grade n
and Crafts Program six schools were
with over 15 students. Christ in Marsh
Meeting on Monday tion was Superin
evenings, they have students for doin.
just completed papier- it to this level of
mache self-portrait of this school co,
masks and will soon of the spellers c
start Christmas orna- of 26 rounds CIl
ments. emerged the wind
Finally, the Drama St. Francis de S
Club, which is now in Romer from S. C
its 12th year of pro- trophies and cer
ductions, has already participation.
begun rehearsals for a

Christmas production which will take place
on December 10 at 7 p.m. Directors Leslie
Kennedy, Alana Carroll and Lori Thomp-
son would like to remind you to put this
date on your calendar!

. C. Bootle Wins
e Nine Spelling Bee

e time again and as usual the competition
ine level. On October 30th 14 students from
in the competition held at the Church of
Harbour. Officially opening the competi-
tendent Lenora Black, who commended the
g so well at their respective schools to make
competition. Leslie Rolle was the organizer
competition. The competition was fierce as all
ame prepared to win. However, at the end
,I'..h Cornish of S.C. Bootle High School
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Five Abaco Spanish
Cadets Graduate
By Samantha V. Evans
The five Spanish Cadets from Abaco
who were successful in their entrance
exams last November to be a part of the
program and had a great year of exposure
in Spanish graduated from the program
on October 31st in a ceremony at St. John
the Baptist Anglican Church in Marsh
Harbour. The theme for this graduation
was Celebrating Six Years of Enhancing
Language Learning. Parents, family, and
friends were in attendance to see Joy Ar-
cher, Chamon McIntosh, Shannen Paul,
Stephanie Sweeting and Shaquille Jones
receive their gifts and certificates from the
Ministry of Tourism for a job well done
in their role as ambassadors of Spanish
for this Ministry. Mrs. Jeritzen Outten
gave an overview of the program stating

that to date this Ministry has sponsored 15
cadets from Abaco to better their Spanish
skills. This is the fourth year the program
has been offered on Abaco, and she com-
mended coordinator Millie Dawkins for a
job well done.
Mrs. Outten stated that they would love
to see each student become proficient in
a foreign language so this is their way of
assisting in this area. The program has
opened doors for the students to be more
creative and discover their talents in the
area of Spanish. It has also provided them
with opportunities to travel, meet new
friends, learn a new language, and work
in the Tourism Industry to practice their
The students had a wonderful year and
they shared some of their experiences. The
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on their month long trip to Costa Rica this
past summer. They spoke of their experi-
ence in the different school settings, their
trip to the mall, excursions, volcanoes, and
historical site where they learned a great
deal about the Costa Rican culture. They
all stated that this was a once in a lifetime
opportunity and they thanked the Ministry
of Tourism for affording them such a mag-
nificent experience.
The keynote speaker for the graduation
was Mahalia Levarity, Modern Language
Instructor at Wesley College. She told
them that they are now ambassadors of
Spanish for The Bahamas. She added that
they have survived living in another cul-
ture that is very different from their own
which is a great accomplishment at their
young age. She explained that the Spanish
language laid a good foundation as it can
open doors for them in many sectors.
The cadets were presented with cer-
tificates and gifts by coordinator Millie
Central Abaco Primary
Teachers Attend Workshop
By Samantha V. Evans
On October 20th, teachers at Central
Abaco Primary School were in for a treat
as they had three dynamic speakers pro-
vide them with information on topics that
can help them to better deliver instruction
to their students and plan for their lives
more effectively. The first presentation
was made by Elspeth Jackson, art teacher
at the school who showed the teachers how
to incorporate art work into their academic
instruction. She also told them to take note
of the colors students use in their art work
as colors do have meaning.
The second presenter was attorney Car-
lene Farquharson from Alexiou. Knowles
& Co., Abaco Branch, who spoke on the
importance of preparing a will, succession
rules in The Bahamas and the probate pro-
cess. She told the teachers that if they want
their estate or possessions to be given to
certain persons only then they need to en-
sure that they have a will. She encouraged
all persons to visit an attorney to have a
will drawn up even if they only have a few
The final presenter was Antoinette Cum-
berbatch, head nurse for the Department of
Public Health, Abaco District, who spoke
on hygiene and recognizing contagious
skin rashes in children. She gave them
much information about hygiene and good
grooming. She also discussed contagious
skin problems that the children might have.
Police presence on school
campuses reinstated
By Samantha V. Evans
The Community Relations Unit of the
Royal Bahamas Police Force has rein-
stated police presence on several school
campuses. Sgt. Rachel Metelus is putting
many initiatives in place. She is an 18-year
veteran officer who is equipped with the
knowledge, experience and energy needed
to execute the programs proposed under
this unit.
According to her schools are being im-
pacted by many negative situations that
give rise to conflicts developing within the
schools. As a result of this, her department
will implement programs to help students
manage anger through skills and techniques
development. The school visiting program
is one of those that come under her unit.
This program has been launched to help
students handle issues without conflicts
and violence. Officers go into the schools
to speak to students and make them aware
of the police presence within the commu-

Another program is the Point Duty pro-
gram where police officers assigned to
a school or randomly check some of the
public schools on the island. Sgt. Metelus
stated that Abaco Central High School is
manned daily in the morning and the eve-
ning. S.C. Bootle and Central Abaco Pri-
mary School are checked randomly.
Additionally, the suspension program
is now in effect at Abaco Central High
School. Any student who has any serious
infractions is dealt with under this system.
This program is manned by the police, and
the students have to comply with what is
deemed necessary for them to return to the
The final program is the Big Brother Big
Sister program that seeks to ensure that
children are aware of the role of the police
as it relates to crime but also ensure that
they are aware that the police are there to

An All Male Service was held for boys in schools in Central Abaco. The students took part
and several leaders spoke to them, encouraging them to do well.
keep them safe. A long term objective of en that a large percentage of students who
the program is to make parents aware of are disruptive, bullies and the like are crav-
the importance of family time to the suc- ing attention from their parents. Therefore,
cess and development of the child.
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boys about that greatness in them, that
School From Page 7 leader in them, that king in them. He told
they get it the best way they know how. the males to stay in school and let God
Nurturing children is important, and she bring out those things He has placed in
plans to make this a focus of the Communi- them. Be leaders and not followers.
ty Relations Unit. Parents who are neglect- Mr. Leslie Rolle, senior education of-
ful will be prosecuted so they are reminded ficer, believes that it is time for males to
to love their children, train them right and proclaim that they will not be a "nobody"
give them the attention they need so that but indeed kings.
they are less likely to seek it elsewhere. Bringing remarks were ASP Bruce Ar-
nett of the Royal Bahamas Police Force,
All ~Mal~e Service Attemptswho told the boys not to be afraid to say no
to Wake the King in Boys to drugs. If they remain committed to God,
By Samantha V. Evans He will be with them.
The All Male Service began with two Senior Administrator Cephas Cooper
young men proudly leading the program spoke to them and the message he left with
held at the Dundas Town Church of God in the boys is one of making good choices.
October. The theme for this occasion was The program was filled with powerful
Challenging the King in You. performances including a song by boys of
An outstanding performance was given Central Abaco Primary School; a dance by
by the Salvation Army School for the Blind Marcus Sands from St. Francis de Sales
that came from Nassau to entertain the au- and a song by Akeem Adderley, Markison
dience with their soca rhythm. Students St. Fleur and Nicholas Darville of Abaco
from various Abaco schools also partici- Central High. The service ended with a
pated. Junkanoo rush out by Geoffrey Victor and
The keynote address was delivered by the Central Abaco Primary School Junk-
Pastor Dieon Gibson, who spoke to the anoo group.

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Bahamas National Trust comments

on the BEC Plant at Wilson City

The recent issues in Abaco concerning
the new BEC Power Plant have prompted
the Bahamas National Trust to state its
position on the matter.
The Town Meeting held in Marsh Har-
bour in September was attended by the
Executive and Deputy Director of the
Bahamas National Trust. The excellent
attendance at the meeting is a clear indi-
cator of the high priority that Abaconians
place on their environment. We trust that
the dialogue started at the meeting with
the decision makers will continue as this
project moves forward.
Everyone accepts that Abaco's econ-
omy and development has outgrown the
present BEC Power plant on S.C. Boo-
tle Highway. The need for a new power
plant to meet the growing electrical needs
of the residential and corporate sector is
accepted as fact. It is unfortunate that
dialogue between the BEC and relevant
stakeholders did not take place earlier.
If meetings had been held to discuss the
Wilson City site selection, the BNT, as
the manager of the National Park Sys-
tem, would have registered concerns re-
garding having fuel tankers pass through
the Pelican Cays Land and Sea Park and
would have requested a more environ-
mentally suitable location.
Considering, however, that the Gov-
ernment of The Bahamas has decided
on the Wilson City location and has al-
ready invested considerable resources at
the site, the BNT will work with BEC to
ensure that the Environmental Manage-
ment Plan addresses all plans to mitigate
against any natural disasters or potential
environmental hazards and that contin-
gency plans are in place. One major con-
cern is that emergency response equip-
ment must be in place in the event of an
oil spill in the waters of the Pelican Cays
Land and Sea Park. This emergency re-

sponse equipment must be on site if we
are to guard against damage to the fragile
marine environment of the Pelican Cays
Land and Sea Park. The BNT is prepared
to act as an oversight organization along
with our partners Friends of the Environ-
ment to ensure that monitoring of emis-
sions and other checks are done on a rou-
tine basis and any concerns are brought
to the attention of BEC and the Ministry
of the Environment immediately.
BNT is of the view that Bunker C fuel
is not the preferred fuel of choice, con-
sidering the environmental concerns, if
not properly managed. We understand
the position of BEC, however, that it is
the most affordable option available to
ensure the least economic hardship to the
consumers. The Government of The Ba-
hamas has assured us that they are con-
stantly reviewing the alternatives and are
prepared to convert as soon as possible
when the technology is more affordable.
The Abaco community can be assured
that the BNT will forcefully review the
environmental management plan for the
Wilson City Power Station and make
strong recommendations for an oversight
committee that will ensure that robust en-
vironmental protocols are followed with
regards to all aspects of the operation of
the Wilson City Power Plant, especially
the offloading and storage of fuel. The
reporting process of this committee must
be transparent and public, ensuring that
the safety and environment of the Abaco
Islands is protected.
The people of Abaco and The Baha-
mas at large can be certain that we will
continue to work diligently for the con-
servation and protection of the natural re-
sources of the Bahamas, for present and
future generations.
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ECC receives donation from Antique Auto Club

The Antique Auto Club of The Bahamas
recently donated half of the proceeds of its
2009 Antique Car Show to Every Child
Counts, a school in Marsh Harbour for
children with special needs.
The school was started some 10 years ago
by Lyn Major when she discovered there
was no educational facility for children with
special needs on Abaco. With assistance
from Fr. Kolsa of the St. Frances de Sales
Church and Dr. S. Kossak of Florida Inter-
national University and a lot of hard work,
Every Child Counts was born.
The school is currently exceeding ca-
pacity with 106 students. It has a dedicated
staff of 19, including nine specially trained

teachers and some 20 to 30 volunteers. Un-
like specialized schools that deal with one
type of disability, the students have a wide
range of disabilities including develop-
mental disabilities, autism, cerebral palsy,
deafness and downs syndrome.
The dedicated staff work for the love
of what they are doing and do not like to
turn any child away. Students are divided
into nine classrooms by a combination of
age and ability. About half of the present
enrolment are trained in academics and
the others in life skills and technical job
preparation. The workings of the school,
including the dedication of the staff, is
very impressive, but completely dependent

on donations from the community to cover
operating costs. Hence the Antique Auto
Club's decision to support the school with
part proceeds of its 2009 antique car show.
Additional information on the school is
available on. its website www.everychild-
The Antique Auto Club of the Baha-
mas was formed by six men in 1987 for
purpose of providing a venue for those
interested in the vintage car hobby. The

focus has expanded into combining its an-
nual shows into a combination of not only
friendly competition, but quality shows for
both residents and visitors alike and raising
funds for local children's activities. The
club currently has close to 50 members.
The balance of the proceeds of the last
show are being used to assist the Bilney
Lane Home for Children in Nassau. See
the club wesite www.antiqueautosbaha-
mas.com for more information.

Remembrance Day is observed

with special harbourside service

The Antique Auto Club of The Bahamas donated half of its proceeds from its 2009 An-
tique Car Show to the Every Child Counts School in Marsh Harbour. Sh, 1. is Murray
Forde, Club Secretary, left, presenting the check to Mrs, Lyn Major, Administrator of the
school. Looking on is Marsden Lawley, Senior Teacher, and Valencia Duvra, a student.

Rev. Charles Carey, Pastor of Aldersgate Methodist Church in Marsh Harbour and
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Administrators urged to collect revenue

By Navardo Saunders
Senior Administrator for the Central
Abaco District Cephas Cooper and his dep-
uty, Whelma Colebrooke, have pledged to
go after government revenue more vigor-
ously than before.
It is just one of several pledges they
along with administrators from the other
Family Islands made during the annual
Family Island Administrators' Conference
held in New Providence recently.
The administrators heard from a num-
ber of speakers including Minister of State
with responsibility for Lands and Local
Government, the Hon. Byran Woodside,
and Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham, who
said it is critical that all of the government
revenue is collected.
"We were addressed on a number of
topics as it relates to what is expected of us
on the Family Islands insofar as fulfilling
the government's mandate and the govern-
ment's policies," Mr. Cooper said in an in-
terview with The Abaconian. "The Minis-
ter of Local Government Bryan Woodside
opened the conference, and I think that one
of the things that came out very strongly in
his message is the need for administrators
to be accountable, transparent and also to
be fair."
The message came as some adminis-
trators face serious public scrutiny from
the public for the way they have handled
public finances. "There have been some
irregularities in the past and to some ex-

tent tolerated. I think that one of the things
that came out very strongly this time is that
they (the government) are not going to tol-
erate any kind of irregularities insofar as
the government finances are concerned,"
Mr. Cooper said. "So that was a strong
message for all administrators to be good
stewards of the public's money."
As far as handling of the government's
fiances are concerned, Mr. Cooper does
not see the need to make any adjustments
at his office because his office has always
followed government regulations as it re-
lates to financial management.
However, he stressed that efforts must
be beefed up when it comes to collection of
government revenue. "There are some ar-
eas that we have fallen down on," he said.
"Certain royalties that the government
should be collecting we have to do a better
job in seeing that they are collected. For
example, we see excavation going on, sand
mining going on. The government really
should be getting at least 75 cents per cubic
yard from each of those activities. But we
have no record where those funds are be-
ing paid or collected from our office."
Going forward, Mr. Cooper said raising
awareness about government fees, taxes
and royalties is a priority. "Those persons
who we know are involved with work that
requires them to pay a fee to the govern-
ment we will communicate with them. In
fact, we already started doing that to make
them aware of what the regulations are.

Because sometimes I believe that people
simply act out of ignorance. Sometimes
they just don't know what the regulations
For example, there are people who
have been operating businesses here on
Abaco for umpteen number of years who
don't realize notwithstanding they have a
shop license, they still need to renew their
business license every year. People, while
many of them will be inclined to dodge
the regulations rather than circumvent it, I
think that we are a law-abiding people and
law-abiding people pay their taxes."
Mr. Cooper said it is critical that all of
the government revenue is collected. "It's
critical because that's the way government
provides services for its people," he said.
"Whether it is educational, healthcare,
salaries for its workers, social services for
the elderly and the poor or programs for
young people. The collection of revenue is
critical in order for the government to car-
ry out it policies and mandate. In the ab-
sence of that we would not have the kind
of infrastructure which we do. Given the
geographical make up of The Bahamas,
we're a country spread over 1000 sqaure
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that they will comply. "We don't think
that there will be a need to threaten anyone
with court action," he said. "Like I said
earlier, we are law-abiding people and a
part of being law-abiding is paying taxes.
When we do, we all benefit."
Prime Minister Ingraham told the ad-
ministrators that the government loses
about $500 million annually in uncollected
revenue. He said that had the government
been collecting all of its revenue, the coun-
try would be in a much better position in
these tough economic times. The govern-
ment would have money to carry out capi-
tal projects, which would create employ-
ment for hundreds of people.
"Administrators are just not expected to
sit in the office all day dressed in suit and
tie and wait for somebody to come to and
see the chief," the Prime Minister said.
"They are to be very knowledgeable about
what is happening in their communities."
Mr. Ingraham noted that the government
is supposed to collect a royalty for every
load of sand taken from the Bahamian sea-
bed. "But that is not happening," he said.
"It is all stipulated in the law. We can go
down the list across the board, agency af-
ter agency, to discover how we are falling
down in the administration of the revenue
collection in the Family Islands."
Second homeowners on certain islands
rent out their homes but are not paying
taxes from the income generated, Mr. In-
graham pointed out. "We are willing to
treat their property as a private dwelling
home for the purposes of real property tax,
which meaning they will be able to benefit
from the exemption of the first $250,000
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"They will pay the real property tax on the
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ALocal Government at Work

Central Abaco District Council Oct. 29
By Navardo Saunders
A member of the Central Abaco District
Council told his fellow Councillors they
have "no backbone" after some of them
voted in favour of paying a nearly $3,000
contract that was "improperly entered
into" by Education officials for the instal-
lation of air conditioners at Abaco Central
High School.
Roscoe Thompson was adamantly op-
posed to paying the $2,700 bill, arguing
that those in charge did not get authoriza-
tion from the Council, and therefore the
Council should not be responsible for
settling the bill. He said that the Council
should have selected an individual or com-
pany and negotiated a price for the instal-
lation of the air conditioners. The other
members of the Council agreed. It is un-
derstood that three quotes were received by
the school for the work before a selection
was made.
Questions arose regarding whether
the Council could even afford to pay the
bill. Deputy Chairman George Cornish
said that the Council, whose budget has
been cut for this fiscal year because of the
downturn in the economy, is, in fact, in a
position to pay.
Chairman Cubell Davis then asked for
a vote to determine whether the Council
should or should not pay the bill. Mr.
Thompson opposed. Representative for
Murphy Town Renardo Curry indicated
that he, too, opposed. He did not vote but
Mr. Davis said that while Education of-
ficials did not follow proper procedure,
the school was in desperate need of the
air conditioners for its computer room and
said he was in favour of paying the bill
since the students are the ones who are go-
ing to benefit.
Mr. Cornish also decided to vote in fa-
vour of paying the bill because he has the
students' best interests at heart. However,
he said that had the school sent the quotes
to the Council office to be reviewed, the
Council may have been able to negotiate a
lower price and saved money to spend on
other things for the community.
Mr. Thompson then pounded the table
with his fist. "This Council has no back-
bone," he said. "They always give in. If
any quotes do not come through the Coun-
cil office [they should not be honoured],"
he said. "Send the bill to the Ministry of
Education. Let them pay it."
Chairman Davis interjected saying that
the Council should vote on the matter so
that the whole night would not be spent
discussing it. In the end Mr. Thompson
was the only one who opposed paying the
bill. Three Councillors abstained from vot-
ing and three were in favour of paying the
bill. The Chairman said the Council would
pay the bill.
Mr. Thompson suggested that Mrs.
Black, Abaco's Superintendent of Educa-
tion, attend the next meeting so that the
Council could explain the proper proce-
dure to her.
Mr. Davis said he would write a letter
instead informing the District Superinten-
dent of Education that Council must ap-
prove any contract for work to be carried
out at any government school when Coun-
cil is being called on to pay the bill.
In other business Council members
transferred responsibility for maintaining
the Murphy Town Park (track and sporting
facilities) back to Council with the consent
of the Murphy Town Chairman and will
request tenders for its maintenance. Mur-
phy Town had previously been given $500

monthly at their request for maintenance of
this area. This was found to be insufficient
for this large area containing a basketball
court, track, soccer field and a baseball
The Murphy Town Chairman had asked
for an additional $500 monthly but Council
members wanted tenders for this mainte-
nance as they felt this could be done for less
than $1,000 a month. It was noted that the
park is used by organizations and persons
from the Greater Marsh Harbour area, be-
yond the confines of Murphy Town.
Several new Marsh Harbour members
were appointed to the statutory boards,
Town Planing and Hotel Licensing, to
replace non-performing members. It was
noted that the Tourism Board is non-
Council will request tenders to clean
the verges of the S.C. Bootle Highway be-
tween South Side Road, Kipco Corner, and
Don MacKay Boulevard at the Save-A-Lot
corner. Members complained about exces-
sive debris along this section of road.
It was brought out that the Statutory
Boards are appointed by Council and their
approvals or denials of applications set
the tone, appearance and well being of

our communities. Council members are
elected and are expected to base their deci-
sions on the wishes of their constituents.
Board members are appointed by Council
and should be following Council's guide-
lines. Some Council members are annoyed
that the Statutory Boards often stray from
Council's preferred path.
Although not within Council's control,
Council members found it annoying that
banks have occasionally funded construc-
tion projects that had been denied by Town
A meeting is scheduled with the various
food, fish and merchandise vendors who
position themselves along Don MacKay
Boulevard in Marsh Harbour. Vendors'
permits are often found to be for a loca-
tion in Dundas Town or Murphy Town,
not Marsh Harbour.
Concerns with these vendors related to
inappropriate permits and locations, sani-
tation, refuse and traffic congestion. The
latter is particularly annoying on Friday
afternoons when strings of vehicles often
extend from the traffic light a mile or more
to the south.
Goombay Park in Marsh Harbour is
being considered as an alternate site until

the Farmer's Market site by the Anglican
church is functional.
It was noted that a $9,000 credit remains
with Dean's Shipping in Nassau for mate-
rials intended to be used at Abaco Central
High School last spring for a carpentry shop.
That project was dropped with the construc-
tion of a new building with three class-
rooms. The materials ordered by Council
last spring were not wanted on-site until the
project was underway as it was feared they
would be stolen if placed there prematurely.
Council members will look into resolving
the use or refund of this credit.

Civic Organizations
Pilot Club of Abaco
Third Tuesday, 7 p.m., Central Abaco
Primary, Dundas Town, 367-3457
Pilot Club of South Abaco
Last Thursday, month, J.A. Pinder
School, Sandy Point, 366-4001
Rotary Club of Abaco
Tuesday, 6 p.m., weekly at
Mangoes Restaurant


at the Spinnaker in Treasure Cay

Thanksgiving Deluxe Buffet

Bring in the Family for a "Taste of Home"


Turkey Noodle

Pumpkin Spiced Soup


Broccoli & Sweet Potatoes

Roasted chilled Veggies


Cranberry & Orange Roasted Turkey

Oven Smoked Ham with Maple Gravy

Santa Maria Prime Rib

Seafood Country Pot Pie


Cinnamon Apple Pie

Sweet Potatoes Pie

Pumpkin Pie

S40.00 Adults-children S20

Reservations Please 365-8469

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The Abaconian November 15, 2009

Obituaries of Family and Friends

The funeral service for Leonza McIn-
tosh Thompson, 68, of Fox Town was
held on October 17 at New Hope Baptist
Church in Mount Hope. Rev. Dr. Allan
Mills officiated and interment followed in
the Fox Town Cemetery.
She is survived by her daughters Ceraner
and Sophia
Smith; sons
SJ Jason, Ste-
phen and
J e f f r e y
Leonza Mcintosh Thompson grandchil-
dren O'Neil
and Rasheada Russell, Okeano, Deanya,
Terrinique, Tarqueya, Jason Jr., Stevonya,
Stephen Thompson Jr., Elon Jr., and
Dawnette McIntosh, Andrea and Avrie Scott
and LaQuey Smith; great-grandchild Todd
Thompson Jr.; sisters Isolene Thomas, Mon-
vella Pinder, Lillian Greene and Vernie Rus-
sell; brothers Merlin, Reginald, Wilfred and
Leaneth McIntosh; nephews Perry, Carlton,
Dwayne, Oscar, Ricardo, Sebren, Arvan,
Manny, Eddie, Damon, Leslie, Mackey and
Leonard; nieces: Maria, Judy, Stephanie,
Nora, Lavanda, Taylia, Jewel, Bernadette,
Leann, Veronica, Nicey, Sharon, Tia, Vin-
cia, Marisca, Shalin, Calvinette, Kathleen,
Emma, Angie and Erlis; brothers-in-law
Arnold Thomas, Sidney Green and Willie
Russell; sisters-in-law Millie, Princess, Deb-
bie and Naomi McIntosh, Ruth Wells and
Magg Jones; son-in-law Rev. Elon McIn-
tosh Sr.; daughters-in-law Andrea and Violet
Thompson; god-children Gregory, Sandra,
Raphleata and Trudy; and many other rela-
tives and friends.
The funeral service for Renal Joseph,

52, of Marsh Harbour was held on October
17 at New Haitian Mission Baptist Church
in Marsh Harbour. Rev. Edzer Meme of-
ficiated assisted by Bro. Emmanuel Dieu-
juste and Bro. Indique Decius. Interment
followed in the Marsh Harbour Public
He is survived by his wife Florana Jo-
seph Duberis; son Jefte Joseph; daughters
Sandra and
Renafka Jo-
.. Jseph; sisters
and Mona
Joseph ,
Vitil, Justin,
Louinen and
Renal Joseph Isly Joseph;
Renal Joseph brothers-in-
law Dieuluc and Dieuner Duberis; sisters-
in-law Jean Banite Duberis and Dieurilia
Duberis; mother-in-law Tilianna Duberis;
cousin Claudette Beaubrun Achelus; and
many other relatives and friends.
The funeral service for Deacon Elisha
Nesbitt, formerly of Cooper's Town was
held on October 31 in Freeport. Interment
was also on Grand Bahama.
He is survived by his wife Deaconess
Carmie Nesbitt; stepmother Evangelist
Carmel Nesbitt; daughters Minister Thar-
ecita Jones
and Nurse
Enamae Pin-
der; step-
brother Otis
Palmer; step-
sisters Aretha
Huyler and
Nelly Fran-
Deacon Elisha Nesbitt cis; sons-in-
law Deacon

George Jones and Gary Pinder; grandchil-
dren Zchavigo, Renaldo, Conrad, David,
Melford, Demetrius, Shakara, Claudette,
Santana, Thais, Laquesta and Melissa;
great-granddaughters Zchavajanea, Clem-
eka, Zaria, Angel, Jasmine, Salyna, Sa-
brina, Serena, Thalea, Demi, Racarjah,
Ziah, Randia; great-grandsons Maxwell,
Keyo, Nicholas, Stephen; Devanta, Avon,
Christopher, Angelo Jr., Donavin, Domi-
nique, Demetrius, Gravin II, Ricardo, Teko
and Makiah; brothers-in-law Wilfred Kemp
and Leviticus Kemp; sisters-in-law Rosetta
Kemp and Olevia Nesbitt; granddaughters-
in-law Carla, Lonette and Gilda; grandsons-
in-law James, Randy, Demetrius, Stephen
and Garvin; nieces Amy Seymour, Evelyn
Sawyer, Alice Miller, Veronica Kelly,
Merlane Saunders, Rev. Janean Hart,
Geralenn Nesbitt, Valarie Barr, Kevamae
Kemp, Idamae Burrows, Andronette Gai-
tor, Geralene Pratt, Brenda Smith-Rolle and
Idell Smith; nephews Arlington, Elvis, Ter-
rance, Hogan Rolle, Rickie, Carl, Chris,
Deon, Val, Mannix, Alfred and Kenny
Kemp and Junior Burrows; and many other
relatives and friends.
The funeral service for Mary Cleola
Thompson, 77, formerly of Green Turtle
Cay was held on November 7th in Nassau.
Interment was also in Nassau.
She is survived by her sons Warren "Doc"
Russell Thompson, Locksley "Potcake,"
Kenneth "Kirk," Anton and Brentwood
Jr. Thompson; daughters Carolyn Thomp-
son, Lana Lewis, Theresa Cooper, Marsha
Thompson and Allison Johnson; grandsons
Dominic, Donovan, Asa, Alvardo, Demond,
Markco, Mario, Kenneth Jr., Jermaine,
Antonio, Daleon, Kenneth Jr., Brentwood
Jr., Blaine, Truman and Dario Thompson,
Clinton Davis, Jermaine Wilkinson, Alonzo
Lowe, Theodore Cooper, Christopher Jr.

S, and Leon-
ard John-
na gson; grand-
Penn, Leor-
na Olbrice,

Kemp, Ali-
cia Butler,
Mary Thompson Tamei ka,
Tanya, Sophia, Joy, Kennece, Kali, Kath-
lyn and Blaire Thompson, Victoria Cooper,
Nicola and Natalie Davis, Crystal and Lean-
na Johnson; great-grandchildren; brothers
David Bethel, Theodore, Paul and An-
drew Thompson; sisters Ena Stubbs, Ellen
"Beatrice" Gordon and Norma Ashe; uncle
Richard Russell; sons-in-law Victor Cooper
Sr., Richard Lewis and Christopher John-
son Sr.; daughters-in-law Vivian; Fredric-
ka and Evelyn Thompson; grand-daughter-
in-law Indiana Thompson; brother-in-law
Prince Gordon; sisters-in-law Elva Minnis,
Susan Bethel, Hazel, Rosemae, Cynthia,
Antoniette, Debra and Beverly Thomp-
son; nephews Jeffrey, Charles, Keith, and
Kevin Bethel, Crandon, Andrew, Claude,
Nathaniel, Barney, Samuel, Dereck, Basil,
Andrew Gregory, Steven Jr., Roswell and
Theodore Jr. Thompson, Jeremy Delancy,
Prince Albert, Prince Charles and Bryon
Gordon; nieces Cynthia Stuart, Elizabeth
Brown, Pasty McKenzie, Elise Delancy,
Eloise Strachan, Doreen Thompson, Maria
Bain, Beverly Bethel, Beryl Allan, San-
dra Knowles, Ava Storr, Ethnee Nottage,
Edena Whitney, Mia Raquel Wright, Cal-
verne Johnson, Tenesia Sweeting, Sheni-
qua, Latoya and Georgette Gordon, Shykel
Wilcombe, Starsheema Smith, Dr. Chris-
tine Gaitor and Brenda Stubbs; and many
relatives and friends.

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People in the News

Farewell Party for leave as soon as her replacement arrives. Wedding vows are exchanged ye Secretary and Ju-
She will stay in Nassau to visit w ith eNesbitting vows are exc ange member.
Nurse Cum berbatch family until August when she will travel -' From the Local Touch

Nurse, who is leaving her position after one cial interest in emergency nursing and first Annual General Meet-
year in Marsh Harbour to return to school. aid surgery. She is hoping to come back to ing to positions in the
The medical staff of the clinic attended the Marsh Harbour as it is a busy clinic or wher- Bahamas National
party as well as government officials and ever she is most needed. Her goal when Craft Association
other medical institutions, resuming work will be to continue to take a were Susan Sawyer as
Nurse Cumberbatch is scheduled to care of people suffering from non-commu- Assistant Secretary,
nicative chronic diseases and educate these Katherine Cooper as
earpatients on how to better take care of their Assistant Treasurer.
S. health to reduce the incidence of emergen- Bill Thordycraft and Sandra Evans have announced their According to those
Scies related to these diseases. She is hoping marriage. The private ceremony, with Molly and Chris Rob- who attended, the two
that her new skills will reduce the waiting erts as witnesses, took place on November 6 at St. James days were very inter-
Sment clinics in order to be treated. officiating. The long-time couple are both brokers at Abaco of inspirational speak-
SA Waterfront Properties. Professionally, the bride will continue ers that included Edi-
j gen J Oins Jo n to be known as Sandra Evans. son Key, Chairman
Cash Realty team of BAIC; the Hon.
sh Rea ta m and visitors with their real estate needs on Charles Maynard, Minister of State for
James G. Sweeting has recently joined Abaco. Culture; an officer from the Attorney Gen-
the sales team at John Cash Realty which is g a Culture; an officer from the Attorney Gen-
ta based in Treasure Cay. James became a li- Abaconian Crafters At- eral's office; church ministers and bank-
t pa censed real estate agent in September 2007 tend Meeting in Nassau ers. Each island made a presentation and
-and began his career with H.G. Christie, Ltd. Jennifer Hudson brought remarks.
'/- ", ^l Born and raised in Abaco, he has been Five persons from Abaco recently at- the craftwyers from thewas various impressed wth
1 an entrepre- tended the 4th. Annual General Meeting in brought their products and explained the
Agent j J h to b k brought their products and explained the
Sneur from Nassau of the Bahamas National Craft As-
C an early age. sociation in conjunction with the Bahamas processes tey usea insereas on Abaco
S He is the Agricultural Industrial Corporation. The w nd to a s te conservative and stick
Nurse Antoinette Cumberbatch, who has owner of JIC meeting was held on October 28 and 29 mainly to straw coconut and she work
been in charge of the government clinic Boat Rentals e and was attended by crafters from through- on the other islands they tend to be more
resourceful and make use of various dif-
in Marsh Harbour for the past year will in Treasure out the entire Bahamas who came together ferent items such as many different types
be leaving to return to school. She hopes Cay. James for the changing of officers.s an types
to return to Abaco some day. Standing is is pleased to Representing the 25 members of the All of pods grape eaves and all types of palm
John Schaeffer, Abaco's engineer with the be able to James Sweeting Abaco Bahamas Handicraft Association Please see People Page 17
Ministry of Works. serve locals were Nadine Rolle, President; Susan Saw-
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November 15, 2009

St. Francis Wins Grade Eight Spelling Bee
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People From Page 16
seeds. They make a lot of jewellery using
nickers and even make bags out of jum-
bey," she stated.
Although the Bahamas National Craft
Association was formed only four years
ago, the large craft show which followed
from October 30 to November 1 was, in
fact, the 12th BAIC Annual BahamArts
Festival. This was held on Arawak Cay
and was opened by Prime Minister Hubert
Ingraham, who said, "It is essential that
Bahamians offer only the best quality crafts
for sale so that customers believe they have
received good value for dollars spent dur-
ing these hard economic times."
The Abaco crafters have had a booth at
the craft show for the last two years but this
year only Judith Nesbitt from Abaco par-
ticipated with her straw bags as other mem-
bers had conflicting commitments. "The
work that Bahamians produce and which
is displayed at the BahamArts Festival is
breathtaking," stated Ms. Rolle, who was
unable to participate this year due to an in-
jury to her finger. Normally she makes and
displays straw bags, crocheted dolls, shell
work, coconut work, and beading.
People will be able to see and purchase
the lovely work produced by the members
of the All Abaco Bahamas Handicraft Asso-
ciation every Saturday until Christmas from
10 a.m. to approximately 4 p.m. as they
will have a booth set up in the area of the
old Barclays Bank building by the stoplight.
The members of the association will be
holding a fund raiser on November 20 at the
Anglican Parish Hall beginning at 7:30 p.m.
It will take the form of a fashion show featur-
ing outfits made from Bahamian prints ac-

cented by jewelry and straw bags. Bahamian
crafts will be on sale in addition to food.
Oasis Landscaping
is expanding
By Mirella Santillo
After nearly five years of being at the
Abaco's Ministry of Tourism office, Ber-
nadette Hall has gone into business for
herself. She is dedicating herself fully to
Oasis Landscaping, the landscaping busi-
ness that she has started.
Landscaping and gardening were hob-
bies started in her childhood, so she is ex-
cited about caring for the 3500 native and
tropical plants full time that she already
has growing in a nursery behind Friends of
the Environment in Marsh Harbour. She is
hoping to relocate later this year to Crown
land that she has acquired and will start
planting more native plants immediately
and some produce on the five acres that
are already cleared.
Besides plants, Oasis Landscaping of-
fers maintenance services such as tree
trimming and mowing. Ms Hall is trying
to get people involved into doing their own
landscaping. "It is good exercise for adults
and good education for the kids," she said,
"as it teaches them about our culture and
our native plants."
She is still involved in the Best Kept
Yard Competition, one of her pet projects,
and serves on the Board of Friends of the
Environment and is chairperson of the re-
cycling committee.
We ended the interview on Ms Bernadette
Hall's philosophical quote: "Life is about
following one's goals and being happy and
in the process making other people happy."

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Sports News

Abaco competes in this year's President of the Abaco league. for a while and already he has great plans that they must learn so that they can be
The Abaco Gold Cup trials will be held for them. He stated that the motto of little proficient at the games. Clyde would like
darts tournament December 4 and 5. Mark your calendar league is Character, Courage, and Loyalty to see consistency on the island in play, and
By Mirella Santillo Little League Baseball which he has started to see already for Ab- in so doing they will grow. They will then
This year again the Bahamas Darts aco Little Leaguers. be able to engage in an exchange program
Federation National Team participated in Clinic was held He is planning a tournament for the Eas- to play other northern Bahamas teams. If
the World Darts Federation World Cup By Samantha V. Evans ter break at which time players from his the kids are good players and their grades
Tournament which took place in Char- October 31st was a historic day on Aba- entire northern district will meet on Grand are good, he stated that they can receive
lotte, North Carolina, on September 23rd co as over 100 kids assembled at the Mur- Bahama to compete. He stated that all the scholarships to go to high schools in the
to 27th. Among the Bahamian players the phy Town Park for the first Little League kids will have to do is get there, and they United States. When they succeed at that
only player from Abaco was Lloyd De- Baseball Clinic organized by Administra- will provide the lodging and food. level, they will be able to transition into
veaux. He was not, however, the only tor Whelma Colebrooke. The event was During the clinic the kids learned basic college to play baseball professionally.
Abaconian to travel to North Carolina, as planned by a steering committee and as a fielding, throwing, catching, and running. Some scouts will be coming to Grand
Malcom Spicer, President of the Bahamas result of their hard work and dedication They did not delve into pitching on this Bahama in February and the potential is
Darts Federation, accompanied the team. to making this event a reality, all of the first day as Coach Edwards stated that this there for them to come to Abaco as well.
The Bahamian Team's Men team placed components and resource persons came to- takes a lot of time to learn so coaches will This field is very promising so students are
21st out of 32 teams while the women's gether. have to teach them this skill when they go encouraged to tap into it especially if they
team placed 13th out of 28 teams. Al- The purpose of this clinic was to expose back to their individual teams.
though they did not place among the very children ages 5-19 to baseball. Coaches The coaches received their rule books Please see Sports Page 19
top teams, the Bahamians came back with from Abaco and Freeport were present and
the memory of a feat that made them all positioned themselves strategically to show
proud, the victory of The Bahamas over the students how to play the sport. Repre-
England with a score of 4 to 3 in the Men's sentatives from the North, South and the
Pairs event. The Bahamians, Harry Brown cays were present.
and Anderson Lewis, defeated the English It is expected that by the end of the clin-
pair, both of them ranked in the top five ic coaches from the various districts will be
single players. more equipped with skills needed to train
Weekly games starting October 14th the children, and the kids will have basic
have marked the reopening of the season in skills to play as they aspire to become pro-
Central Abaco. Two games are played at fessional Little Leaguers.
D&R Sports Bar on Wednesday evenings. Clyde Edwards, District Administrator
Games also take place at Solid Gold and at of Little League Bahamas, was on Abaco -
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There are now seven teams in the league: by the large number of kids that showed :. ,_____-..._--_-
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November 15, 2009

More Sports News

Sports From Page 18

have the talent and good grades. He en-
courages locals to volunteer as much has to

Enthusiasm was high at the Little League
clinic held on October 31 at the Murphy Tow

be done to make the leagues great.
Ms. Colebrooke is elated that so many
gave their support including many parents
who allowed their kids to come out to learn
the game. The Board of Directors for Aba-
- co will be elected on November
11 lth at the courthouse which is
a big step towards Coach Ed-
wards having a strong Northern
Bahamas Little League that is
made up of Eleuthera, Bimini,
Grand Bahama and now Abaco.
After the Board of Directors is
formed, the directors will re-
ceive the organizational manual
which will give them the history
of Little League and show them
-- how they should be structured.
-. Students earned
medals at judo
"- tournament
By Canishka Alexander
Regina Parotti Kennedy
travelled to a judo tournament
in Nassau on October 24 with
:.', students Ashton and Levaughn
Forbes and Rachel Rolle, who
,. all attend St. Francis de Sales
School. Mrs. Kennedy was im-
baseball pressed with how well the stu-
bn park. dents performed despite some
vn park.

challenges encountered during the tourna-
ment. The students returned with a second-
place trophy and two bronze medals.
Ashton was quite pleased with his per-
formance. However, Lavaughn had to fight
with a sprained hand against a number of
contenders, while seven-year-old Rachel
fought against children in a higher age di-
vision because there were no children her
age. In judo, athletes do not fight by rank.
Rather, fights are based on weight and age.
"Judo is an Olympic sport. There is a lot
of potential for these young athletes now.
The dream of the judo association here is
to have someone represent The Bahamas
in the 2016 [Olympic] Games. At the rate
the athletes are progressing in Nassau and
here, I think that's a dream that's going
to become a reality," Mrs. Parotti said.
There are presently seven clubs in Nassau,
one on Abaco and they are looking to ex-
pand into Spanish Wells, Eleuthera.
Mrs. Parotti expressed pride in Sensei
[D'Arcy] Rahming's teaching, which calls
for extreme discipline. She warned that
athletes must pay attention and listen to
avoid getting hurt. Although she said it's
not an easy sport, it does offer a lot of fun.
"I've been doing judo since I was 14
years old, and the one thing that I missed
when I moved to Abaco was the fact that
there was no judo. It's a very good op-
portunity for children for discipline, for

exercise." She said there are many oppor-
tunities for travel as well and just this year
students throughout the various judo clubs
have travelled to Holland, Mexico and the
United States to compete.
Judo classes continue at St. Francis
de Sales School on Saturdays, and Mrs.
Parotti encouraged more people to join the
Ministry of Youth, Sports
and Culture assisted
By Canishka Alexander
On October 27 Ishmael "Stretch" Mor-
ley of the Ministry of Youth, Sports and
Culture presented a cheque to Sydney Mc-
Intosh, President of the Abaco Basketball
Association on behalf of the Hon. Desmond
Bannister. Mr. Morley said the cheque that
was given to the association will assist with
the Ocean View Park in Dundas Town.
The park is used for many community-
related events, he explained. The Ministry
saw that the association could use some as-
sistance and decided to help and this is just
the beginning. The Ministry plans to assist
with some other areas that the association
needs help with. However, because this
was one of the smaller issues that the asso-

Please see Sports Page 20

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November 15, 2009

The Abaconian Section B Page 19

South Abaco News

Cherokee Sound
By Lee Pinder
Newest Arrival
Congratulations to Tammy and Stanley
Albury on the arrival of their daughter,
Jenna, born on October 20 in Nassau. They
have a son, Joshua, who attends Cherokee
Primary School. Stanley works in con-
struction and Tammy worked at Little
Harbour prior to Jenna's birth. They are
tickled to welcome this new little bundle of
joy into their family.
Halloween Goblins
There were some really great costumes
on Halloween. Each year they get scarier
and more creative. Our visitors were most-
ly little children looking for treats, and I
haven't heard of there being any "tricks."
School News
A special assembly on Honesty conduct-
ed by Grades 1 and 2 was really well done
with the focus on "making God happy by
being truthful."
Sand Watch (or Cherokee Primary's
version of it, anyway) is off the ground.
We are monitoring the beach at the Long
Dock both sides.
So far the children have measured the
high tide marks with a sketch of their
beach, studied the beach plants, some of
the wild life and taken sand samples. We
have already seen a rise in the high tide

mark in just over two months.
Sand Watch is a conservation group
that monitors shore erosion. The group
educates people and children as to ways of
slowing down this inevitable process. The
headmistress, Michelle Lowe, attended
a workshop that was sponsored by Sand
Watch over the summer and has begun to
implement it into our Club Cherokee ac-
tivities. A clean-up of the settlement roads
will be held on November 20.
A General Knowledge Competition for
the student's parents and local townsfolk
was a great success. Although the turnout
was not what they hoped for, those who
did attend had a great time. The contestants
were given advance notice of the four sub-
jects to be covered Social Studies, Histo-
ry, Culture and Religious Education. The
plan was to have at least one parent rep-
resenting each student in the competition.
Congratulations to the PTA and Timothy
and July Sands, Dorinda Sweeting, Crystal
Albury and Evelyn Albury for making the
evening such a success. In addition, Kim-
berly Lowe and Terence Albury, alumni of
the Cherokee local school, and Tiffany Al-
bury, a student now attending the school.
At the end of the evening the contestants
were not ready to stop so more rounds
were added. In the end the Blue Team with
Dorinda Sweeting, July Sands, Evelyn Al-
bury and Tiffany Albury was victorious.

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A fund raiser was held on November 7
at the volleyball court with grilled ham-
burgers being sold. It was a very windy
evening and playing was difficult, But the
evening was not a complete bust since ev-
erything sold, the children played and the
adults socialized.
There will be a Religious Education Com-
petition for the students on November 11.
A Senior Citzens' Tea is being planned
for the 26th of November.
Rememberance Day
How many are still alive to even remem-
ber WWII, The Great War? It wasn't our
war, but there were Abaconians involved
as well as many other Bahamians.
Fifteen young Abaco men, connected
by common purpose, common values -
duty and honor, as well as love of family
and country and a deep desire to fight to
preserve freedom went to serve in a for-
eign war in a foreign country. They fought
under terrible conditions across parts of
Europe and in the Pacific theater against
dictatorships, fascism and communism.
The Bahamas was not at war with these
factions that threatened our freedom, but
these 15 men answered a calling to stand
against aggression, wherever it raised its
ugly head. How different our lives might
be today if that war had not been won. We
should never forget they fought for us.
Patrick Bethel doesn't forget. For sev-
eral years he has delivered a eulogy and a
message of thanks to these great men in a
special Remembrance Day Service every
November at Epworth Methodist Chapel

in Cherokee Sound. Only two are still liv-
ing today Chester Thompson and Donald
Sands. We honor them and the 13 others
- Harrington Albury, Ronald Cash, Al-
fred Malone, Daniel Malone, Allen Rus-
sell, Colyn Rees, George Roberts, Thom-
as Sweeting, Lucien Stratton, Leonard
Thompson, Hartis Thompson, Maurice
Thompson and Ivan Thompson, who are
no longer with us. May those who have
gone ahead Rest In Peace.

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citation is dealing with, it was more practi-
cal to address the issue with the park first.
Mr. McIntosh was grateful to the Min-
istry, and he thanked Mr. Morley for the
financial assistance which greatly benefit-
ted the association.

It was noted in an article in the last
edition of The Abaconian that the police
has established a Police Cadet Program
for youngsters. That is not the case. Sgt.
Metelus, who heads a program to instill
discipline in young people said the goal
is to eventually start a Cadets Program.
She also wanted to make it clear that
while donations can be given for the
program, the donation should be given
to Pastor Clifford Henfield you can fill
in his name please at Grace church,
which is partnering with the police in
the program.

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The recent death of two of Abaco's
wild horses has alarmed those looking af-
ter their welfare. Tests are underway, but
the sudden deaths are believed to be due to
liver damage.
Three mares are inside a fenced preserve
area and appear to be in good health. How-
ever, the two horses that died appeared to
be in good health shortly before they died.
Three stallions are loose in the forest.
Two are seen occasionally but the third is
wary of humans and is elusive in the huge
forested area.
Bobby Jones, President of the Wild
Horses of Abaco, chaired a meeting on
November 5 in the Friends' conference
room in Marsh Harbour. Various problems
related to the survival of these few survi-
vors were discussed along with strategies
to ensure their survival.
Continued funding is the primary con-
cern at the moment. Two workmen are the
only paid employees and are supervised by
volunteer Mimi Rehor who spends many
days each week at the site. Funds were ex-
hausted in mid-summer and the workmen
have not been paid since then. They live
nearby and continue to offer their services
mending fences, clearing fire breaks and
removing invasive vegetation that is harm-
ful to the horses in the fenced area. Their

Two of the remaining six horses are shown h
school students. R, ru'wly two horses died, j
Now there is concern that others may be affe
the University of Florida, who is an expert in
amine the horses when her schedule allows a

help has been essential when forest fires
were prevalent in that area.
Grants from U.S. and international
sources were the main source of operat-
ing funds. However, the present economic
situation has caused the funding organiza-
tions to withhold further support. Funds
from guided tours helped with maintenance
in the past, but visitor tours have dwindled
to nothing since last summer.
A plea for funds for the short term was
prepared for the Prime Minister's office.
It was noted regretfully that if short term
goals are not successful, there is likely to
be no need for long-term solutions.
A renowned veterinarian, Michele
Mautino at the University of Florida with
extensive knowledge of horses, has volun-
teered to assist with the horses' survival.
The University has offered to fund her visit
here and assist with lab tests. If the physi-
cal condition of the three meres is sound,
artificial insemination might be attempted.
Personal scheduling conflicts have hin-
dered Ms. Mautino's arrival.
The horses are of Spanish origin and are
thought to have come to Abaco from Cuba
in the early 1900s to assist with the log-
ging operations. Horses are known to have
been used at the Wilson City operation and
later at Norman's Castle. Older residents
have stated
that the horses
were let loose
to roam free
when the Nor-
man's Castle
closed. The
next lumber
camp was in
South Abaco,
and tractors
were used to
ere being observed by two take logs to
probably of liver disease. the railroad
.cted. A veterinarian from landings in-
'n horse care, plans to ex- stead of hors-
trip to Abaco. es.

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said, burns must be treated with tepid wa-
ter. If ice is needed, the ice should never
be put directly on the skin but wrapped in
plastic or cloth.
They were shown how to make an arm
sling, how to stabilize the shoulder in the
event of a broken collar bone and how to
do a one-arm elevation and a head bandage.
Mr. Sweeting advised that persons with
allergies should buy medic alert bracelets
and have their allergies engraved on the
back of the bracelet. This simple step could
go a long way in saving lives.
Toward the end of the session, the em-
ployees were required to demonstrate their
knowledge of the mouth-to-mouth resusci-
tation procedure and CPR.

By Canishka Alexander
As part of their training every October
at the Baker's Bay Golf and Ocean Club,
the employees participate in a number of
managerial and employee training sessions
throughout the month. On October 30 some
of the club's employees were involved in
a two-day CPR and first responder course.
The training session was led by Andrew
Sweeting, Deputy President of the Baha-
mas Red Cross. He demonstrated how
mouth-to-mouth resuscitation and CPR
should be carried out on a baby, a young
child and an adult.
The course covered the cause and treat-
ment of strokes, heart attacks, shock, burns
and scalds, bleeding of the nose, eyes and
ears and concussions. He told the group
that if someone has ears or eyes are bleed-
ing, a concussion
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that should come
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dealing with a
person who is in
shock, the body
temperature must
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Beach Party will benefit
Summer Festival
The North Abaco Summer Festival and
Power Boat Race committee hosts holi-
day beach parties to raise funds for the
big summer event. The first one for next
year's Festival was held on October 12th
celebrated as Discovery Day held at the
Treasure Cay public beach. There was lots
of food, music, entertainment and fun. The
beach party atmosphere was wholesome
for the families to attend.
Pizza to Go
The Spinnaker Restaurant is now of-
fering pizza every night of the week. In-
terested person can purchase pizzas at the
patio located outside the restaurant. The
restaurant offers a variety of flavors that
are very tasty and scrumptious. The origi-
nal pizza night is hosted by the restaurant
every Thursday night at the Tipsy Seagull
and is still going. It has proven to be a hot
spot for both residents and visitors alike.
For further information or to place an or-
der contact the restaurant at 365-8231 or
stop by.
Youth activities
Royalty Ladies Ministries
If you're a young lady who resides in
the community of North Abaco and is be-
tween the ages of 11-18, you are invited
to be a part of an exciting new girls' club
that is coming to the area. The club will of-
ficially launch during January of next year
and will cater to the spiritual and social
development of those enrolled. The group

will discuss social and current issues while
addressing etiquette and personal hygiene.
The leader of the group hopes to pass the
message of hope on to the young ladies by
promoting the Put God First method. For
further information interested persons can
contact Ms. Arsharie McDonald at 242-
365-8561. Meetings are held on the second
of each month.
Basketball Tournament held
The North Abaco Branch of the Youth
in Action Program hosted an exciting eve-
ning of basketball action on October 10th
at the South Side Court in Cooper's Town.
The Treasure Cay Youth Crusaders took
on the Cooper's Town Youth Sporting
Club. The Cooper's Town youth were suc-
cessfully in winning the Under 12 division.
However, the Treasure Cay Youth Crusad-
ers were able to win both the Under16 and
Under 20 division games. These series of
games were in conjunction with the Sum-
mer League Program of the Ministry of
Youth Sports and Culture and are being
hosted throughout the entire island.
Revival Hosted
The End Time Harvest Ministries in
Crown Haven hosted three nights of reviv-
al services on October 14th through 6th.
Guest speaker was Minister Thelma Gib-
son of Grand Bahama..
Sporting Club
provides opportunities
The Treasure Cay Youth Sporting Club
under the direction of Mr. Godfrey Rolle
and his team have provided opportunities
for advancements since its inception. Many
young men have moved on to schools on
Grand Bahama which can lead them to fur-
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have an opportunity to advance. Shavez
Harts, Shaquille McDonald and Basil Ge-
renus are now attending high school on
Grand Bahama attending St. Georges High
School in Freeport where they will all be
members of that school's basketball team.
St. Georges was among the best in basket-
ball in the Bahamas last school year. The
boys are very excited about the opportunity
and are looking forward to a great year.
National Coach visits
local high school
National Basketball Coach "Moon"
McPhee, founder of HOYTES (Help-
ing Our Youths Through Education and
Sports), accompanied by local coach God-
frey Rolle, visited S.C. Bootle High School
recently to conduct a shot drill session with
the girl's basketball team. He gave the
girls encouraging words about discipline,
dedication and scholarship opportunities.
Coach McPhee has already worked
with many of the young men from here

as HOYTES works very closely with the
Ministry of Youth development programs
and basketball camps locally. Young men
from Abaco have benefitted from being in
the program and now the program is being
extended to the females. This effort will be
continued under the leadership of Coach
Godfrey Rolle. The girls are excited about
the program and hope to take advantage of
every opportunity this will present to them.
Fire Safety is observed
at Sherlin Bootle
The North Abaco Crash & Rescue as-
sisted S.C. Bootle in conducting a proper
fire drill. All schools are required to have
an emergency fire escape plan which in-
cludes signal, escape route, meeting and
registration area and communication strat-
egies. Although some students hated the
inconvenience, they all agreed that it is an
important activity as it could save lives.
The school thanks Collin Albury and his
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The girls of S.C. Bootle High School in Cooper's Town are practicing their basketball
skills. They are keen competitors and are pleased that a sporting program gives them
a chance to hone their skills. R,? ruily, Coach Moon McPhee, Founder of HOYTES,
worked with the girls.

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team for the demonstration and the valu-
able information conveyed to the students.
Teachers' Workshop
Rudolph Kawalram, math teacher at
S.C. Bootle, facilitated a workshop for
teachers on the use the computer as an elec-
tronic mark-book. Teachers learned how
to color-code their grades, how to program
term, exam and final grades based on their
percentage breakdown and calculate them
automatically. Teachers will be able to an-
alyze and compare grades in various ways;
such as per term and year, gender and class
Special PTA meeting
At a recent Grade-9 Level Meeting in
S.C. Bootle's Media Center, parents were
informed about upcoming BJC examina-
tions, national graduation requirements
and how they relate to BJC results, and
school expectations for students in grade-9.
Science teacher, Ms. Baptiste, and math
teacher, Rudolph Kawalram, gave Power
Point and white board presentations on
proper study skills and how students are
taught math problem-solving skills. S.C.
Bootle is anticipating much better BJC re-
sults at the end of this school year.
World Teachers' Day
Throughout the world people paid trib-
ute and celebrated teachers, the people
who have a hand in shaping the future of a
country. World Teachers' Day is set aside
to reflect on the sacrifices and endless ef-
forts that are made daily by teachers and
is a day when students and parents can say
thank you to the persons who teach their
children. These are the people who push

students even when they don't want to be
pushed, and the ones who believe in them
when everyone else gives up. Throughout
the community of North Abaco residents
joined together and paid tribute to their
teachers. Events were held that allowed
the teachers to enjoy themselves, and they
were given a day off for relaxation.
School year starts with
teacher shortage
The shortage of teachers throughout the
country has also affected the schools here
in North Abaco at both the primary and
high school level. When students returned
to their campuses they were saddened to
learn that they would be without teach-
ers for an unknown period of time. After
almost two months since the opening of
school, students continue to attend school
uncertain of when all their teachers will
be in place. Students of the Sherlin Bootle
High School say the shortage in teaching
staff continues after losing seven of their
staff members at the end of last school
year. The school is still short four teach-
ers. Parents and students alike all want to
know when the shortage will be fixed. One
thing is certain and that is this situation
has forced the administration and parents
to work closer together to ensure the best
outcome for the students.
Preschool's first anniversary
El Shaddai Christian Academy opened
in Treasure Cay in September 2008. Since
the opening we have experience tremen-
dous growth and are now in our second
year of operation. Opening with a student
count of six on the first day due to a storm
that forced school closure, we continue
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beyond. Our school is located in Dormy
Villas and operates under the leadership of
the Association of Christian School Inter-
national (ACSI). We use an integrated pro-
gram of both the Abbeka Curricula and the
local curricula guidelines provided by the
Ministry of Education. Today our school
has an enrollment of 38 students with three
teachers. Our students are presently work-
ing well and growth in their learning is
Fair Announcement
November 14th the place to be will be
the Treasure Cay Primary School grounds
as El Shaddai Christian Academy hosts a
Grand Fair! This fair promises to be filled
with lots of excitement and surprises be-
ginning at lla.m. There will be lots of

scrumptious meals on sale, games, music
and fun. There will be a bouncing castle
and a special visit from the Abaco Charac-
ter for Kids. Music will be provided by a
special guest deejay.
Teachers provide
extra classes
Once again the concerned staff at
schools in North Abaco are providing
extra classes. In an effort to ensure that
students perform at their best in school
and national exams, many teachers vol-
unteer their time in the afternoon to give
extra classes. The teachers are helping the
students successfully complete their ex-

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Mr. Rudolph Kawalram conducted a workshop for the teachers of S.C. Bootle High
School showing the teachers how to use a computer as a grade book and then working
with those grades to analyze the students' progress. He teaches math at the school and
has seen remarkable improvement in the grades of the students since he has been there.
Previously, he taught at the Treasure Cay Primary School.




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have been disconnected or whose electricity supplies
are subject to disconnection are invited to make an
arrangement to have their electricity restored or to
avoid disconnection.

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arrears or their last month's bill, whichever is the
greater, and enter into an agreement to repay the
remaining balance over the next two years all new
billings must also be kept current. It should also be
noted that all company documents required for com-
mercial accounts should be "in good order". For
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vices Department.

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amination and once again finishing in the
spotlight. the students and parents are very
appreciative to the teachers for their time
and contribution to their success.
At the Sherlin Bootle High clubs have
also been reactivated to provide extra cur-
ricula activities. Several clubs meet in the
afternoons including the Defense Force
Rangers, Discovery Environmental Club,
Anchor Club, Drama Club and many
sporting activities.
People in the news
Thanks for support
for medical expenses
The family of Leo Reckley along with
the community of Blackwood thanks the
public for the support they received at the
fund raiser hosted to raise money for his
medical expenses. The Bible declares it
best when it states that we are our broth-
er's keepers. The community really dem-
onstrated this by pitching and contributing
financially and physically to the success of
this venture. October 9th and 10th were
two fun-filled days to the raise funds. Both
days of fund raising were very successful
for the organizing committee.
New Arrival
Algerio and Desirae Edgecombe have
welcomed the newest addition to their
family, Princess Brookelyn Alyiah Edge-
combe. She was born on October 21st.
Church news
Prophetic healing conference
The anointed, called and prophetic min-
istry of Evangelist Daisy Thompson vis-

ited Abaco on September 21st to 23rd. She
hosted nightly services at Revival Time
Pentecostal Ministry in Cooper's Town.
The conference brought healing, deliver-
ance and breakthrough to those in atten-
dance and everyone left inspired, chal-
lenged, educated and refreshed.
Women's Conference
Full Gospel Assembly hosted its Annual
Women's Conference. The services began
on October 1st and climaxed on October
2nd. This year's conference featured in-
house speakers from the local church. The
communities of North Abaco congratulate
the women's ministry of Revival Time on
another successful Women's Conference.
National women's conference
The Assemblies of God in The Baha-
mas and Turks and Cacios Island hosted
its National Women Retreat at the Camp
Abaco facilities and climaxed at Full Gos-
pel Assembly in Treasure Cay. Under the
theme It's Time to Build, services were
held daily and nightly from October 9th to
the 11th. Women from Assemblies of God
churches came from near and far to be a
part of the weekend retreat. Guest speaker
for this year's conference fed the people of
God with words of wisdom. On Sunday the
conference hosted special closing service
and the ladies were off to their homes. The
conference presented an awesome opportu-
nity for worship.
Revival Held
Cities of Refuge Non-Denominational
hosted a week of revival services at the
church in Treasure Cay. Speakers were
host Pastor Bridgette Mills and Evangelist
Lorenzo Coakley. The revival included a
workshop that taught persons who hold of-

ficial positions in churches how to operate
in their position. On Saturday a gospel con-
cert was held to close the revival. Many lo-
cal church choirs and soloists ministered in
songs and gave those in attendance a hand
clapping, foot stomping good time. The re-
vival held on October 5th through the 10th.
Youth Convention
It's convention time again and the youth
department of Unity Baptist hosted its An-
nual Youth Convention on October 28th to
the November 1st at the church in Treasure
Men's Conference
Revival Time Pentecostal in Cooper's
Town hosted its 20th Annual Men's Con-
ference. The services began on October
5th and climaxed on October 11th with a
special service. Speakers from both the lo-
cal church and the national church spoke.
Revival in the Park
Pastor Trevor Wilson of New Birth
Ministries in Nassau Bahamas hosted a
weekend of revival services at the Hubert
Ingraham Park in Cooper's Town. Servic-
es were held from the October 11 to the
Revival on the Park
Prophetess Miriam Emmanuel of Good
Samaritan Ministries and a team from that
ministry was on Abaco for three nights of
revival services. The services were held
in Cooper's Town at the Hubert Ingraham
Park. Sermons were delivered by the visit-
ing host pastor and praise and worship was
led by the visiting praise team.
Youth Explosion
On October 9th and 10th, the place to
be was Mount Hope where a youth explo-
sion took place. On Friday a special ser-

vice was held that featured guest speaker
Pastor Trevor Wilson and Minister Man-
dell Curry of Nassau. People gathered to
celebrate with the organizers and to receive
a new word from the Lord. On Saturday
it was all about talent that allowed young
people from throughout the island to min-
ister unto the glory and honor of God using
the talents that He has blessed them with.
There were many dance groups, choirs,
and solo selections. Organizer Diane Rolle
was very grateful for the mandate that she
was given by God to impact the young gen-
eration in such an awesome way.
Prayer for the nation
A special prayer service was held at
the Church of God Cathedral in Cooper's
Town on October 3rd. The main focus of
the prayer service was our nation. Disgust-
ed by the murders, robberies and rape that
have been happening in our country re-
cently, the Abaco Christian Council called
for all believers to come together and pray.
Stations were set up in North Abaco, Cen-
tral Abaco and South Abaco to pray for the
healing of our land. The service in North
Abaco brought churches together to pray
and intercede. The Christian Council is
encouraging the public to pray without
ceasing for this Bahamaland.
Revival held
The Nationial Church of God in Fire
Road hosted a week of revival services
during the second week of October. A spe-
cial guest speaker was on the island for the
services. Pastor Jollian McIntosh and the
members of the church thanks everyone

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who supported the services.
Sound the Alarm
Conference 2009
Cities of Refuge Non-Denomination in-
vites the public to join them on November
16th-22nd for the Sound the Alarm Con-
ference 2009. Guest speakers for this event
includes Dr. Shauna Wooten, Officer of
Real Life Ministries in Tennessee, and
Prophet Remington Rolle of Faith, Hope
and Charity Ministry International in Nas-
sau. The venue for this event will be at the
Treasure Cay Primary Park and the Trea-
sure Cay Community Center. Services will
begin nightly at 7:30 p.m.
St Andrew's holds
women's conference
St Andrew's Baptist Church in Fire Road
hosted its annual women conference during
the week of October 19th-25th. The theme
for this year's conference was Women of
Faith Taking God at His Word. Speak-
ers for the conference included Minister
Brenda Archer of the Church of the Lat-
ter Rain; Minister Christine Curry of New
Hope Baptist; and Minister Gail McIntosh
of Zion Baptist, Freeport. A special prayer
breakfast was held on Saturday morning.
The women's conference was very suc-
On October 24th love filled the air as
Faulsto and Shameka Cooper exchanged
vows. The beautiful garden wedding and
reception took place at Bahama Beach
Club. The couple resides in Treasure Cay.
Faulsto is the son of the late Leo Cooper
of Treasure Cay. The community of North
Abaco wishes to congratulate the couple on
their marriage.
20th annual
General Convention
The church family at Revival Time
Pentecostal Church of God Inc. celebrat-
ed another milestone in their ministry as
they hosted their 20th Annual General
Convention under the theme Working To-

By Mirella Santillo
While walking or driving in Central
Abaco, you might have noticed that some
of the Ficus hedges that a few month ago
were a display of compact shinny green
leaves have now been reduced to bare
branches; most or all of the leaves have
dropped. The culprit has been identified
is a white fly.
Thought to have originated in India,
Burma or China, this whitefly was first
observed in Florida in 2007, where it
spread in Miami-Dade County leaving a
trail of destruction among the Ficus Ben-
jamina, the species most used for hedg-
es. It reached The Bahamas soon after,
first Nassau and recently Abaco.
There are not many healthy Ficus
hedges left in Central Abaco and person-
nel of Pine Woods Nursery have men-

ward a Glorious Future. The convention
was held at the church in Cooper's Town
under the leadership of Overseer Bishop
Henry Wright. The services commenced
on October 19th and climaxed on October
25th. This year's speakers included Over-
seer Bishop Henry Wright, Bishop Burnell
Parker of Revival Time in Crown Haven,
Bishop Cedric Bullard, Senior Pastor of
the church in Cooper's Town and guest
speaker Bishop Anthony Flowers of Seed
of Faith Ministries in Nassau.
On Saturday all attention was turned to-
ward the youths with a fun day held all day
and a youth concert held that night. The
overall convention was a grand success.

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tioned that the problem has spread island-
The whitefly spreads by depositing its
eggs at the back of the Ficus leaves. When
the eggs hatch, the larvae start feeding on
the leaves which, depleted of sap, start
yellowing and falling. The larvae then de-
velop wings and become tiny white flies
which move to other trees, repeating the
same cycle. The damage is not only caused
by direct feeding but also by the spreading
of virus- or mold-caused diseases.
According to a flyer issued in Florida,
the trees can be sprayed with an insecticid-
al soap or an horticultural oil spray. These
remedies are not practical when the dam-
age is advanced or have spread to large
An alternative to this problem, as sug-
gested by the Miami Fairchild Tropical

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Botanical Garden curators, is using more
of the region's native trees and shrubs
for hedges. They are usually more resis-
tant to pests. One of them, Allspice, adds
fragrance to beauty. Firebush, a bush
with red flowers, flowers year-round
and is very manageable through pruning.
Florida Boxwood has small, dark green
leaves and small white flowers. Jamai-
can Caper, another white-flowering tree,
was also suggested as well as Red Berry
Stopper. They mentioned Thatch Palms
which abound on Abaco and Wild Cof-
fee, a very shiny light-green leaves bush
adorned with bright red berries in fall.
These plants grow slowly so will not
require the frequent pruning that Ficus
hedges need.

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Retail/ Office space available for lease at
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unit and charming second floor space. Avail-
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Casuarina Point tastefully furnished 3 bed 2
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Dundas Town, Central Pines 2 bed/ 2 bath
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Dundas Town 2 bed, 1 bath apt. off Forest Dr.
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Dundas Town 2 bed/ 1 bath apt. off Forest Dr.
A/C, washer & dryer, water & cable included.
Asking $1000 monthly. Call 242-577-0104
Guana Cay 2 bedroom apt. harbour view $900/
mo. long term. Also available weekly. Call
Hope Town Specialist. A collection of upscale
homes with pools, private docks, etc., ideal for
special occasions, reunions, honeymoons. Hope
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Marsh Harbour Gov Sub Apt, 2 bed/ 2 bath,
central A/C, newly renovated, fully furnished.
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Marsh Harbour Cove Estates very spacious 2
bed apt, fully furnished, central A/C, washer &
dryer, water included. Ph. 367-0209
Marsh Harbour, Eastern Shore, vacation
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Marsh Harbour 2 bed, 2V2 bath, fully furnished,
very spacious, harbour view, near restaurants,
washer & dryer, A/C. $1500/ mo. Call 376-
2252/ 367-2431
Murphy Town apartment, fully furnished.
$800/ month. For further info call 357-6876
2 bed/ 1.5 bath cottage, partly furnished, A/C,
washer, dryer, very secluded with ocean views.
$1150 monthly & utilities. Contact 367-0124
or 475-1279

Elbow Cay's Best Houses and Land, rentals
and sales, Hope Town Hideaways. Call 242-
366-0224 or fax 242-366-0434. On the internet
at www.hopetown.com
Guana Cay, Sea of Abaco, 1 + acre with eleva-
tion, 400+ ft. waterfront. Brokers welcome. www.
Guana Cay, dramatic ocean & Sea of Abaco
views, three sides floor to ceiling glass, incred-
ible sunset views from covered deck, 2 bed/2
bath w/ Jack & Jill shower. Purchase includes
additional lot ensuring unobstructed views. New
roof 2008. Purchase includes all furnishings.
Purchase price $299,000 net to seller. View
property at www.greatguanarentals.com. Call
Danny 404-949-9040 or email

Treasure Cay Pineapple Point Resort.
Exclusive Luxury Waterfront 2 & 3 bedroom
condos & 4 bedroom, 4.5 bath 2600 sq ft town-
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Ficus hedges have whitefly disease

Crime Report

Boat theft gives Abaco
a bad reputation
By Canishka Alexander
Information provided by the police
Just when boat owners may have thought
it was all right to let out a collective sigh of
relief, they are again disturbed by a series
of boat thefts that have been reported over
the last few weeks this time in Treasure
Supt. Sean Norville-Smith said that
around 3:15 a.m. on October 26 the Marsh
Harbour police station received reports of
a stolen boat in Treasure Cay. A team of
officers was quickly formed. They pursued
the criminals in their police boat and kept a
watchful eye out for the culprits who were
travelling in a 33-foot Hydro Sport with
three 225 Yamaha engines. The owner of
the boat is said to be a second homeowner
who resides in Florida.
Aboard the stolen boat was a tracking
device that revealed its location at Snake
Cay. It is believed that the boat then left
there and travelled through one of the Peli-
can Cay channels toward Crossing Rocks.
A local pilot from Marsh Harbour was also
said to be involved in the chase. However,
the criminals observed that they were be-
ing pursued. Driving the boat at top speed,
they ran it ashore causing minor damage to
the boat's hull.
Supt. Smith said the vessel, valued at

$125,000 was processed, and they were
able to find fingerprints, which have been
sent off to Nassau.
In relation to this latest boat theft, there
were two other boats stolen from the same
community. Nevertheless, of the three
boats stolen, two were recovered. There
have been some arrests made in respect of
the boat thefts throughout the year. Local
police and boat owners sought to form a
crime watch committee a few months ago
to combat the issue.
Many have offered some viable sugges-
tions and valuable information in an effort
to put a stop to this type of crime, which
is taking a toll on our economy. Some
foreigners who have been affected by the
crime have vowed that they will not return.
Three arrested for
By Canishka Alexander
Police officers arrested three men in
connection with a number of break-ins in
the Leisure Lee community on October 9.
Supt. Sean Norville-Smith said there were
two reports of housebreaking in Leisure
Lee involving Ricardo Baillou, Jeremy
Roberts and Roderic Marison.
The men were arraigned at the Magis-
trate' s Court on October 21. Baillou pleaded
guilty to three counts of housebreaking and
was subsequently sentenced to three years
and nine months at Her Majesty's Prison

at Fox Hill. Marison also pleaded guilty
and received a sentence of four months in
prison. However, Roberts entered a plea
of not guilty. Despite his entering a plea of
not guilty, Roberts was remanded to Her
Majesty's Prison until the trial date, which
is set for February 14, 2010.
Numerous shop break-
ins in Marsh Harbour
By Canishka Alexander
In the past month a number of break-ins
have been reported at the Marsh Harbour
Police Station. Meoshi Newbold reported
that her shoe store, Footloose, was broken
into on October 7. According to Supt. Sean
Norville-Smith, unknown persons broke
into Footloose and gained entry by smash-
ing a large rock into one of the front dis-
play glasses. The security bars were pulled
apart allowing a person to climb through.
A number of shoes were stolen at an esti-
mated value of $1,600.
When officers arrived at the store to
conduct their investigation, they found
more than just fingerprints. It was obvious
that someone had been injured while com-
mitting the crime as large drops of blood
were found at the front door of the store
and trailed along the porch of the plaza.
Within a few days Latoya Williams,
owner of Sheniqua's Undergarments,
Shoes and Accessories and Latoya's Ex-
clusive Fashions, reported that both of her

stores had been broken into. Sheniqua's
Undergarments, Shoes and Accessories
was broken into on October 8, and an as-
sortment of clothing and shoes valued at
$1,000 was stolen. The culprits were not
as successful when they visited Latoya's
Exclusive Fashions.
Unknown persons broke into the store
on October 10 by jimmying the store's rear
southern door. They were unable to get in-
side the store because of the burglar bars.
The lock on the front northern door was
also tampered with. The criminals could
not gain entry. Both stores were processed
by officers and fingerprints were found at
both locations. The fingerprints have been
sent off to Nassau.
It was reported that Auto Care Center
was broken into around the same time that
other stores were broken into.
In light of the recent break-ins, Supt.
Norville Smith said there tends to be an
increase in shop break-ins toward the end
of the year. He encouraged business own-
ers to ensure they take all necessary se-
curity precautions, adding that the police
will continue to do their part by continuing
their routine checks and patrols. He added
that the police department is relentless in
its pursuit to capture those who are com-
mitting such crimes.

If you would like your church
listed here, call 367-2677

Dundas Town Church of God
Where Everybody Is Somebody and Jesus Is Lord!

Prayer Meeting 6:00 a.m.
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worshin 6:00 p.m.
Jesus ( Saves

Weekdays (Prayer Meeting)
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 5:00 a.m.
Monday Night 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Night F.T.H. 7:00 p.m.
Friday Youth Night 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, Thursday Family Night

(For Transportation call Rev. Jerry Cornish at 367-2457
or 367-4719 (church) or contact Bro. Val Nesbitt at 367-5565
Bishop Anthony Campbell
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Eastern Abaco Region of

The Methodist Church
All are welcome to worship with us
SSt. James
Hope Town
SSunday Services
9:30 & 11
aMission House

St. Andrews
Dundas Town
Sunday Services
11 a.m & 7 p.m.
Office 367-3050
Manse 367-4647

Epworth Chapel
Cherokee Sound
Sunday Services
11 a.m. & 7 p.m.
Mission House




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Cell Phone: 458-0692

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Tel: 242-367-2655 Fax: 242-367-2464
Cell: 242-577-5322 242-359-6839

Abaco Island Pharmacy
Prescriptions Testing
Beauty Supplies Vitamins
Ricardo Miller, Pharmacist
Hours 8:30 am 6 pm
Sunday 9 am 12 Noon
Ph. 367-2544
Cell 554-8183
Dove Plaza, Marsh Harb.
Fax 367-6544
www.abacoislandpharmacy. com

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... Black entrepreneurs

By Navardo Saunders
A gentleman who is involved in a num-
ber of local civic organizations and I were
having a conversation when he said to me
that what he would really like to see is the
establishment of an organization to teach
black Bahamian men on the island become
successful entrepreneurs.
I was excited when I heard this and said
to him what a great idea.
But my excitement was short-lived as the
gentleman began to explain some things to
me, one of which was why such an organi-
zation may not be a good idea.
The gentleman started off by saying the
organization would equip young black men
in the community with the tools to make
their dreams of business ownership come
true. It would inspire them to work hard
in school and other areas of their lives, he
said, because they would see through inter-
action with other black men who have suc-
cessful businesses that they too can get to
the place where they call the shots instead
of taking orders.
The gentleman said they would see that
they can have everything they desire with-
out roaming the streets selling marijuana or
other illicit drugs and at the end of the day
can rest comfortably unlike many of those
who choose to sell drugs.
I was sold.
The gentleman then told me another

reason why he wants so badly to form an
association to help young black men be-
come business owners. He explained that
almost every business on Abaco is either
owned or partly owned by someone of an-
other ethnicity. According to the gentle-
man, it's been this way for many years.
He explained that local business owners
pass down their business to their children
when they retire and so the ethnic make-
up of business owners similar to the eth-
nic make-up of the various communities is
very lopsided.
The gentleman, who owns a local busi-
ness, said too many young black men have
come to accept that they can only go so far
in the local business world because of what
they see; so they make no effort to become
successful businessmen.
So I asked the gentleman why hadn't
he, who is very capable from what I could
see of starting such an organization, hadn't
done so already. He simply said some
people might find it offensive, which goes
back to the point that the organization in
his view may not be a good idea.
Offensive? I said.
He said some people may be of the view
that the organization discriminates against
people of other ethnicities.
I explained to him that any mature in-
dividual who wants to see the island grow
and develop by leaps and bounds and have

no hang-ups about ethnicity would wel-
come his idea.
He didn't buy that. He is of the view
that some people would make a big deal
about such an organization.
I hope he is wrong.
Personally, I think having an organiza-
tion to teach young black men to become
entrepreneurs is an excellent one. Similar
organizations, such as the Black Men Busi-
ness Alliance of America, have produced
many successful African-American busi-
ness owners such as doctors and lawyers
with their own firms, self-employed bar-
bers, restaurateurs and real estate and con-
struction bosses.. Wouldn't it be wonder-
ful 10 years from now if the headlines read
"Black-owned businesses on Abaco grow
over the last decade."
It would inspire black young men all
over the island to work hard, stay focused
in school and stay out of trouble in order to
fulfill their dreams of becoming a business
owner. I can see it now scores of eager
young men gathering to attain information
about how they can become successful
entrepreneurs. I can envision them inter-
acting with black successful businessmen
who will set them on the path to successful
business ownership.
It sure beats gatherings which have be-
come all too familiar where young men sit
under the shade of a big tree just about all

day long and pass a joint from one hand
to the next, and nothing is accomplished.
I should have asked the nice gentleman
if he would rather see young black men
on the street corner selling or doing drugs
or sitting behind the desks in their offices
running successful businesses.
What he does or does not do from here
will provide the answer to the question.
If you would like to respond to this
commentary, please email me at va-
dosl979@hotmail.com. I would like to
hear from you.

Hints for Helping Our

Water Conservation
Replace part of your lawn
area with plants and shrubs.
They will use less water and
will require less mainte-
Use a manual lawn mower.
A gas mower used 40 hours
a year pollutes the environ-
ment more than 12 cars drv-
ing 12,000 miles in a year.

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Ites for Sl. Commercial Service. Cars Boat

Minimum for 3 lines in one issue $10
Picture and 4 lines $25
Additional lines at $2 per line
Display classified $18 per column inch
We can take the photo within the Marsh
Harbour area or use your photo.
Call 242-367-2677 Fax 242-367-3677

Wholesale Diapers Available starting at $28
per case. All name brands. We will ship to Out
Islands. Call toll free 242-300 1213 for more
Used office furniture, desks, chairs, confer-
ence table and book shelves. Call 367-5415 for
more info.
Gorgeous wood floor 300 sq. ft. maple wood,
4%4" wide, tobacco color, cork & adhesive.
$1500. In Treassure Cay. Call 904-349-8740
Maytag Microwave model mmv4205, black.
1150 watts $200. Frigidaire Freezer model
LFFCO924DWI $300. GE Gas Clothes Dry-
er DBXR463GDICC $400. Eureka Vac, The
Boss Smart Vac, $150
410 Pump Shotgun for sale. PLease call 367-
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15 grouper traps, 6 months old,$110 each. Call

Business for sale, building not included.
Monthly rent on building is affordable. Matil-
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Sym Jet 100cc Euro-x Scooter, #1 scoot-
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reliable, powerful (up to 50 mph), say
good-bye to traffic. Sale price $2,295.
Tel:393-0155/394-4823, Abaco 1-242-

2003 Jaguar X type. $17,000. Price nego-
tiable. Serious inquires only. For further
information contact 458-6211 or 367-4867

Dock space up to 60' in Treasure Cay, water &
electric included. Well protected, great location.
Call 904-349-8740
Yanmar Diesel Engine, 170 hp, low hours,
no transmission, perfect for outdrive. Asking
$8000. OBO. Call Keith at 365-6006

15' Freeport Skiff, blunt bow model. Purchased
Jan 09, used 3 months, about 15 hours on 50 HP
4-stroke Yamaha. Totally self bailing! Bahamian
registered. $15.950 (US dollars) Call 366-0192

18' Manta, 1999 Yamaha 150, vey low hours
(appox. 200), 4 blade S/S prop, Lenco S/S Sport
trim tabs Sea Star hydraulic steering. Clarion
stereo system. Sport Gauges/Steering Wheel.
Boat was redone in Oct. '06, all accessories
new then. Completely turn key. Very fast (50 +
mph). Asking $8,500 OBO. Call 359-6019 or
e-mail at ryan@abacoconstruction.com

22' Rosborough Sea Skiff, 1997, Honda 90,
291 hrs. trailer, DUTY PAID. well equipped.
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26' Intrepid '91, 2 Johnson 175 HP ('98) Good
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trailer. DUTY PAID. Asking $14,900. Contact
Capt Charles Jones 242-365-0438 or Edward
Cole at 432-263-5000

26' Stamas, Tough, seaworthy, 4-5 GPH @
16 to 20 kts, 230 HP Yanmar Diesel/637 hrs.,
Irg V-berth, dinette, private electric head, 90 gal
fuel, 20 gal fresh water. Garmin GPS & depth/
fishfinder, stereo, 2 bilge pumps, new 4 D bat-
tery, new bronze thru-hull fittings, full cockpit
Bimini top. Duty paid. $35,000 367-2584 or

26' Custom Fiberglass Commercial Fishing
Boat by Florida Marine, twin 200 HP Yamahas,
220 gal gas, 25 gal water, 85 gal circulating
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GPS, stereo, T-top, rocket launcher, raised bow
platform, all cushions, extensive dry storage,
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Charming residence designed with Well appointed, turn-key, 4 bedroom, On a quiet island paradise, this
two 2 bedroom, 2 bath apartments, 4 bath harbour front residence is a ocean view home has 4 bedrooms,
a large 2 car garage and utility room. boater's dream with private dockage. 2 baths, and a garage.
$580,000. Ref. AS11158 $1,799,000. Ref. AS11242 $799,000. Ref. AS11241


Sea view 2 bedroom condos and 3 Brand new beach home has 5 bed- 34 acre private island in Abaco
bedroom penthouses in a gated de- rooms, 3 baths, high ceilings, veran- Sound. Marina,house, guest houses,
velopment with pool and beach. dah, rec room, and garage/workshop. boats. Ideal for retreat/development.
Starting at $595,000. Ref. AS10890 $795,000. Ref. AS10905 $9,000,000. Ref. AS11258

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3 bedroom, 2 bath home, just across
from the beach, offering a large pool
and deck space for entertaining.
$795,000. Ref. PS10665

Two harbour view villas totalling 4
bedrooms and 4 baths with large
deck, pool, and private dockage.
$2,415,000. Ref. AS11127

Stunning estate residence has 7
bedrooms and 8.5 baths on 1.4
acres in this exclusive golf retreat.
$11,750,000. Ref. AS11098

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Serene 3 bedroom, 3 bath home on
the beach, comprised of 2 buildings
connected by a wrap-around deck.
$1,390,000. Ref. PS10616

4 bedroom boater's haven featuring
10 ft. ceilings, a large covered patio,
dock pier, and a relaxing ambience.
$850,000. Ref. AS11006

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Private 2 bedroom, 2 bath house
with a relaxing deck, large workshop,
and central air. Near all amenities.
$228,500. Ref. AS11141


Immaculate turn-key, 3 bedroom, 3
bath home with stunning water views
and luxury amenities.
$1,725,000. Ref. AS11259

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Marsh Harbour
T- 242 367-5454
C: 242 577-6764
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A unique beauty, this 4 bedroom, 4.5
bath home has exquisite finishes
and exclusive Club amenities.
$3,995,000. Ref. AS10701

2.09 acre property with dramatic
cliffs, gorgeous vistas, 'blow hole',
and nearby luxury amenities.
$4,900,000. Ref. AS11130

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WHITE SOUND, ELBOW CAY: 13,770 sq. ft. lot near beach. $215,000. AS11205
NORTH END, ELBOW CAY: 19,974 sq. ft. oceanfront lot with 120 ft. of beach
and foundation for a 2,600 sq. ft., 4 bedroom home. $695,000. Ref. AS11144
BREEZY HILL, ELBOW CAY: 10,494 sq. ft. elevated lot. $132,000. PS10603
TREASURE CAY: 22,574 sq. ft. lot with 10 ft. elevations, 100 ft. of water-
frontage, and easy access to all amenities. $120,000. AS11061
AUNT PAT'S BAY, ELBOW CAY: 14,914 sq. ft. corner lot with 35 ft. elevations.
Community dockage. Nearby Tahiti Beach and Hope Town. $364,000. PS10661
TILLOO CAY: 16,000 sq. ft. homesite on a private island community. Near the
community dock. Electricity available. $150,000. PS10630
CENTRAL ABACO: 5 acre beachfront tract between Marsh Harbour and Treas-
ure Cay. Good elevations and utilities. $650,000. AS10756
MARNIE'S LANDING, ELBOW CAY: Half acre building sites in a private waterfront
community with electricity, dock slip, and beach access. $595,000. PS10659
MARSH HARBOUR: 9,750 sq. ft. sea view lot in gated Sunrise Bay. All ameni-
ties nearby. $249,900. AS11026
LUBBERS QUARTERS: 10,489 sq. ft. homesite in the Abaco Ocean Club. Near
the community dock. $77,000. AS10969
BAKER'S HEIGHTS: 41.6 acre sea view tract. $1,040,000. AB5178
THE ABACO CLUB, WINDING BAY: Superb 1+ acre beachfront, oceanfront, and
golf course estate lots. Starting at $1,900,000
GUANA CAY: 6,811 sq. ft. sea and oceanview lot within the Shipwreck Subdi-
vision. Nearby the new community dock and beaches. $125,000. AS10891
TREASURE CAY: 15 acre estate with elevations to 70 ft. and 630 ft. on the Sea
of Abaco. $1,400,000. AS10886
DOLPHIN BEACH ESTATES: Collection of homesites within a beachfront com-
munity. Hilltop lots starting at $150,000. Waterfront lots starting at
$395,000. Beachfront lots starting at $595,000.
GREAT ABACO CLUB: 7,630 sq. ft. canalfront lot in a gated community. Nearby
amenities including pool, tennis courts, and beach. $225,000. AS10731



This newly built, 1,600
sq. ft. residence featuring
3 bedrooms and 2 baths,
occupies an ample 5,595
sq. ft. homesite with
panoramic ocean views.
$579,000. PS10640

3 9,826 sq. ft. lot just
t south of Hope Town Set-
tlement. Ideal as a
homesite, and is one of
the rare properties avail-
-< able here suited for com-
mercial development.
$90,000. AS11109

1.626 acre beachfront es-
tate offering 200 ft. of
beach, seclusion and pri-
vacy with the 5-star re-
sources of The Abaco
Club just minutes away.
$1,795,000. AS10802

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Cozy 2 bedroom, 1 bath cottage fea-
turing a screened-in Bahama Room
and sundeck.
$150,850. Ref. AS11033

Rare opportunity to purchase this
6,575 sq. ft. commercial building on
1.5 acres. Great investment.
$795,000. Ref. AS11118

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